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Notes for Prospective Students
We provide students with tools of inquiry that will promote their
success in life.
In addition to learning important facts and
concepts, students use research methods to identify and solve
problems, to analyze and evaluate information, and to synthesize
and apply the results to new situations.
In this context, teachers
become facilitators of learning.
We seek to help students attain a
deeper understanding of concepts and issues that are pervasive and
We recognize that motivation to learn increases when students are
confident about their abilities, advocate for their educational
pursuits, and identify connections between what they are learning
and their own lives.
Teachers strengthen the self-efficacy of their
students by organizing instruction around the variety of ways
students learn and engaging students in integrative learning
experiences that utilize the broad spectrum of their skills and
We value the importance of emotional intelligence in helping
students create lives that are professionally satisfying and
Toward that end we create a school community
that includes the following: cooperative and experiential learning,
role modeling in social interactions among the teachers and
students, and school-wide practices that develop self-awareness and
encourage social responsibility.
We believe that individuals have a greater impact on the world when
they are self-confident, cognizant of their strengths and
weaknesses, and prepared to pursue their interests and passions.
Students are exposed to issues that challenge their beliefs,
values, and actions, and to experiences that celebrate differences
among themselves and others.
Through active involvement in building
community consciousness within the immediate school environment,
students' horizons are broadened to include issues of social
Students begin to understand and pursue the
responsibilities of being citizens of local, national and global