The cast and crew of a 4th & 5th grade musical theater production - created and produced by the students, themselves.
Relationships were the focus of study one year. Thinking about the relationship between parents and other parents' children, preschool parents were invited to choose a wood sculpture made by a child not their own, and reinvent that work on a piece of black paper, using colored tape. Here is one parent's rendering.
- Sabot at Stony Point is a schooldesignedtosustainchildren's quest for meaning and understanding,harnessthepowerof their theories and ideas, and guide theirinquiryandresearch.In an environment that supportscollaborationandrespectfulexchange, we challenge our studentstobecomeeffectivecommunicators and disciplined thinkers, capableofsolvingproblemsin our increasinglycomplexworld..
|School Type||Alternative School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Total Students||190 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 26%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||25 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||16 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Dec. 16 / Jan. 31 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$14,380|
|Tuition Notes||Preschool Tuition - $6790 Lower School Tuition - $14380 Middle School Tuition - $15410|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$5,000|
|Admissions Director||Maggie Barrett|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Mountain Biking, Soccer, VolleyballBasketball, Mountain Biking,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||1 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||A variety of after-school classes/workshops available through our Beyond the Classroom program A variety of after-school classes/workshops available through our Beyond the Classroom program,
- Sabot at Stony Point is an independentschooleducatingchildrenin Preschool (ages 2 1/2 to 5), LowerSchool(KindergartenthroughFifth Grade) and Middle School (SixththroughEighthGrade).
- We offer a purposeful, intellectuallyrigorouscurriculumthatcultivates a spirit of inquiry and alife-longloveoflearning.
- Statement of Philosophy
- We believe that when educationnurturesstudents`innatemotivation to learn and provides toolsandstrategies forresearch,it equips them to acquireinformationindependently, tothinkimaginatively and critically, andtoinvestigate questionsbeyondthose directly addressed bythecurriculum. Further, webelievethat when children feel ownershipofand accountability fortheirlearning, they are likely to extenditbeyond theirformalschooling to become true lifelonglearners.Ourphilosophy atSabotat Stony Point is rooted in our viewof thechild, which inturnleads to beliefs about learning andteaching,and todecisionsabout program and curriculum.
- Our View of the Child
- We believe that children are born thinkers andtheoristswho,fromtheir earliest months, observe and experiment inordertounderstandtheir world. Children are naturallycuriousandcreative, motivated toacquire knowledge and toseekunderstandingby developing, testing,and refining theories.Webelieve thatthese dispositions, whennurtured andsustained,contributepowerfully to learning andunderstanding.
- Our Beliefs About Teaching
- Teachers are both guides and fellow travelersinthecollaborativelearning process. They are responsibleforpreparingthe learningenvironment; posing questions;conductingcarefulobservations;listening deeply; documentingwork;usingdocumentation to helpstudents revisit and extendtheirthinking;scaffolding student workby contributing informationandskills;linking students to resourcesthat mightsupporttheirinvestigations; and making students` learningvisibletothemselvesand others.
- We view teaching not as a static set of skills, butasadynamicprocess, visible in our culture of researchonandcommitment toteaching. Our teachers are researchersaswell,learning constantlyfrom one another, contributingexpertiseandinsights throughmentoring, observation,andco-construction.External research andresources are crucialtoteachers` work, butmuch of the facultydevelopment that definesandenhances ourpractice takes placeinternally and in ongoingfashion,as teachersshare perspectives,take risks, offerconstructivecriticism,encourage and motivate oneanother in aclimate of mutualinterestand respect.
- Our Beliefs About Curricula and Program
- We believe that children`s spirit of inquiry, aswellastheirinvestment in and ownership of work, aresustainedwhenadultstreat their interests and questions withseriousnessandrespectnot least by devoting the time needed tofullyrealizeaninvestigation or project. Careful choicesaboutcurriculumcontentand breadth also contribute to these goals.Wefavorconcepts andquestions that help students to acquire thetoolsofresearch in avariety of disciplines; help studentstoachievespecified learningobjectives; yet provide latitudeforstudents toexplore relatedquestions and themes.
- Our Community
- Community played an especially important roleintheSabotSchool`s history: the school was established by agroupofparentsseeking a progressive educationalalternativefortheirpreschool-age children, and remainedparent-governeduntilthemerger. At the heart of the Sabot School`svision, asitevolvedover the years, lay a belief inindividualresponsibility,respectfor others, and a commitment to thecommunityas a whole.Thesevalues abide today: we believe that asupportiveandrespectfulcommunity is the foundation of our school.Sabot atStonyPoint isa learning community where knowledgeandunderstandingareconstructed in collaboration with others; itisademocraticcommunity where everyone teaches and everyonelearns.Wevaluerelationships and cultivate connections.
- Our size facilitates this culture: we are largeenoughthateachdivision forms its own community, but smallenoughtofostercross-division interaction and relationships.Forthe2015-2016academic year, our community includes 149 familiesand50facultyand staff members. Our preschool has 41 students,94areenrolledin our lower school, and 50 in our middleschool.Ourfamiliesrepresent a range of racial,ethnic,religious,occupational andsocio-economic backgrounds. Bothourculture ofcommunity and ourcommitment to inclusivenessarereflected in ourpolicy ofadmitting students andadministeringfinancial aid withoutregardto race, religion, nationalorigin orsexualorientation.
- To learn more about a Sabot at Stony Pointeducation,contactourDirector of Admissionsatadmissions@sabotatstonypoint.org or(804)272-1341. We lookforwardto welcoming your family toourcommunity!
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