The graphic below illustrates how we are focused on the learning of our students at the various grade and age levels as a student progresses through our school.
Beginning with the end in mind, when our students graduate from our school as high school seniors, they will have created a product, machine, application, or some other significant “invention” that solves a problem, makes a job easier, or improves their community. They can then take this with them to college and make it better or carry it into the marketplace and begin their path to entrepreneurship.
At the beginning of this journey – the Preschool and Primary levels – there is no more important task for us than the Reading/Literacy skills of our students. It is our opinion and philosophy that our students must become excellent readers in order to become successful students and adults.
In the Lower and Upper School levels, our students are immersed in Project-Based Learning and integrating content learning standards into the creation of products that demonstrate their acquired knowledge. Rather than asking students to memorize facts, data, or information to then regurgitate it on a test, our students are producing meaningful projects that incorporate their understanding of various standards in a meaningful project of interest to them.