How Our Program Works
Our academic program is based on proven best practices in education, including the Whole Child approach, character education, and effective instruction.
Meeting the basic needs of each child will increase achievement and prepare students for adult life. Delivering instruction by developmental level, as opposed to chronological age, encourages meaningful relationships.
Our Core Philosophies
- Choice Theory: The school culture is defined by positive relationships, and placing the needs of children before the school curriculum. In other words, we teach children, not a subject matter.
- Character Education: Students need a moral compass in an increasingly complex world. We demonstrate appropriate behavior by modeling it to students at all times.
The Science Speaks for Itself
The frontal lobe of the human brain is the last and most complex area to mature. As this region matures, children acquire motor, sensory, and metacognitive skills. Our teaching model is aligned with the natural maturation of a child's brain.
Our curriculum emphasizes six traditional positive character traits: kindness, work ethic, responsibility, respect, optimism, and getting along. Students receive character education grades from teachers, and more importantly, they must self-reflect as well. These traits are woven throughout our school protocols, lessons, and culture.
Our students get the big picture, so that when they get the details, they have an understanding of why they are important, also known as "whole-to-part." We explore connections made during the learning process to have a deeper understanding of relationships, as opposed to learning in a strictly linear fashion.