It’s not just what we teach. It’s how we teach it, and how our students respond.
Guided by many years of teaching experience, current educational research, and a deep understanding of child development and neuroscience, our team designs a curriculum that:
- Provides a highly integrated, interdisciplinary learning experience that enables students to see each activity as part of a meaningful whole.
- Applies the Universal Design for Learning – what we learn, how we learn it, and why we learn it – to meet the needs of diverse learners.
- Employs highly effective methods for developing core academic skills in language, reading, writing, mathematics, the sciences, and the arts.
- Incorporates Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences research to help all types of learners gain a deeper understanding of abstract concepts.
- Cultivates key skills such as creativity, effective communication, collaboration, and problem solving.
- Fosters social and emotional growth as well as character development through Social Stories and by implementing teaching strategies from Responsive Classroom.
- Prepares students for global citizenship through the early introduction of Spanish and the in-depth study of different countries, histories, and cultures.
- Encourages effective learning and life skills through classroom routines and structures, an emphasis on responsibility, and instruction in specific techniques such as organizing, planning, learning how to work with others, and ways to use resources.