This we believe….
The kindergarten faculty believes…
- all children are curious and capable learners.
- children should be allowed to “act” like children.
- teachers are a resource and guide as children explore their surroundings.
- communication between home and school is necessary for the development of children.
- exploration through the arts is central throughout the curriculum.
- working together helps children learn to share, take turns, follow directions, and learn kindness.
- it is important that the brain is stimulated through a balance of activities.
In our classrooms, you will see….
- happy faces, listening, looking, and learning as they interact with the world around them.
- documentation through photographs, transcribed dialogues, and art work as a “window into the child’s mind.”
- children actively exploring and making discoveries.
- real life experiences with class pets, learning centers, technology, reading and writing.
PRIMARY SCHOOL (grades 1-3)
The primary faculty believes…
- children have unlimited potential.
- learning should be fun.
- it is safe for children to make mistakes.
- teachers and parents are partners in the educational process.
- a caring, comfortable relationship between child and teacher is vital to learning.
- children should have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and activities.
In our classrooms, you will see…
- children who know that they are loved.
- accommodations for different learning styles.
- children working in cooperative learning groups.
- children who are actively involved in their learning.
- student work displayed.
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (grades 4-5)
The intermediate school faculty believes…
- there are no limits to what children can accomplish.
- students are encouraged to take risks and learn from mistakes.
- accommodations should be made for different learning styles and abilities.
- students achieve success when they feel valued as individuals.
- organization and time management skills lead to greater independence.
In our classrooms you will see…
- cooperative learning groups.
- a variety of student work displayed.
- basic skills being emphasized as students transition into middle school.
- technology being integrated across the curriculum.
- students assuming more responsibility.
- students being taught through a variety of approaches.
MIDDLE SCHOOL (grades 6-8)
The middle school faculty believes…
- confidence grows as academic challenges are met.
- students should assume a greater degree of independence in their school life.
- students should be comfortable and feel respected in their school community.
- critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills should be stressed.
- students need work that stimulates their curiosity and desire for understanding.
- communication between home and school is essential to student success.
- students should participate in a variety of clubs and activities.
In our classrooms, you will see…
- an emotionally safe environment where children are encouraged to be risk takers.
- students assuming greater responsibility for their own learning.
- students who genuinely care about their academic performance.
- technology infused into the classroom.
- a balance of traditional and hands-on learning approaches.
- assessments that allow for individual differences.