|School Membership(s)||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8|
|Total Students||188 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||53% (CA School Avg.: 43%)|
|Students by Grade|
|Academics and Faculty|
|Total Classroom Teachers||25 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1 (National school avg.: 13:1)|
|Average Class Size||24 students|
|Finances and Admission|
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 20|
|% on Financial Aid||40%|
|Admissions Director||Azizi Williams|
Developed collaboratively by the faculty in grade level teams, Sequoyah’s curriculum continuum articulates the core content and understandings that all students learn. The continuum is grounded in the Habits of Mind and Academic Objectives (ESLRs).
Sequoyah’s Habits of Mind sets goals for each member of Sequoyah’s community. Posted throughout campus to remind everyone that they are individually and mutually responsible for the quality of their work, their relationships and their community, the Habits of Mind defines best practices that deepen a shared understanding of Sequoyah’s mission, “A Sequoyah education challenges the mind, nurtures the heart, and celebrates human dignity.”
PERSPECTIVE-To seek, honor and reflect on multiple viewpoints in order to broaden understanding and solve problems.
INQUIRY-To become curious, motivated, self-reflective learners who generate questions to deepen understanding
COMMUNICATION-To engage in constructive dialogue, value literature and language and express oneself effectively through a variety of modalities.
COLLABORATION-To know when and how to lead, follow and work together as an active listener and meaningful contributor.
APPLICATION-To integrate and apply acquired knowledge in and out of the classroom.
STEWARDSHIP-To take care of people, take care of things, take care of the environment, and seek to make the community a better place for all.
OWNERSHIP-To do one’s best work.
Sequoyah’s Academic Objectives set forth expectations for student learning.
A Sequoyah student will:
• Develop basic decoding and reading skills using a variety of learning modalities and materials.
• Read fluently to enjoy, infer, and interpret a variety of print material, i.e. literature, poetry, newspapers, reference sources, texts, graphs.
• Communicate clearly to effectively transmit facts, ideas, emotions and opinions using oral, written and visual language, as well as musical and theatrical expression.
• Discern mathematical relationships, reason logically, and use mathematical techniques effectively in practical application.
• Learn to explore the world using the tools of scientific inquiry. To understand and be able to reflect on scientific knowledge and to use scientific knowledge in scientific enterprise.
• Understand the importance of history and social studies and to use historical knowledge to inform their interactions with the world around them.
• Develop competency with basic Spanish communication, grammar and reading in addition to an appreciation for Latino cultures and their dynamics within our society.
At Sequoyah we have selected assessment tools that appropriately address the complex thinking and problem-solving skills which are the focus of our curriculum and instruction. We use performance-oriented instruments which are grounded in current theories of learning and cognition, are educationally meaningful, and exemplify the types of authentic tasks and competencies students will need for future success.
Profile last updated: 10/29/2012
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