Recognizing that each child is unique in their development, our grade level teams collaborate as we think about how we implement classroom instruction. With various structures, students receive the personal support they need to achieve success and develop core skills. We have a vertical curriculum that is aligned around priority standards taught with fidelity at each grade level using a range of teaching methods, instructional materials and student groupings.
The academic program, while sophisticated, is not based on a linear approach to curriculum. Rather, the emphasis is on inquiry-based learning and designed to broaden conceptual experience and create opportunities for students to construct highly personal and meaningful understanding.
Looking at what’s most critical to success, we focus on student feedback, teaching strategies, and the development of the relationship with the child. Students are engaged in the process of understanding how they are progressing as learners and navigating where they are and where they need to go to master grade level concepts and continue beyond.
Students attend specialty classes taught by masters in the fields of art, science, music, drama, PE, Spanish, Ethics and Cultures, and Health & Wellness, with the end goal that every day is the start of a lifetime.