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Notes for Prospective Students
- Students learn to respect and practice truth and to know the various ways it can be found - through scientific investigation, creative expression, conversation, worship, service within the school community, and beyond.
- They are encouraged by word and example to respect the talents and perspectives of others, and include them in a cooperative, rather than competitive search for knowledge.
- * The "Social Curriculum" helps us provide a safe, enriching school environment for every child.
- In Teaching Children to Care, Ruth Charney states, "To feel safe, children must feel seen." ** At NGFS, students experience the security of being seen and known.
- Mutual trust is born from this security. When our students feel seen, they are released to focus on their work.
- We take a proactive, explicit approach to teaching expected behaviors in the classroom.
- Through modeling, role-playing, and discussion, we explore appropriate attitudes and responses.
- Time is devoted to these fundamental skills, believing that they lay the foundation to encourage learning.
- In developmentally appropriate ways students are given opportunities to build the interpersonal skills necessary for the peaceful resolution of conflict.
- *"What does a Friends School Have to Offer?"Friends Council on Education **Charney, Ruth. Teaching Children to Care. Northeast Foundation for Children, 1992. Print.