We enable secondary school students to reach their highest potential through personalized learning adapted to their unique learning style and interests.
• Provide a structured, nurturing environment which requires active learning and responsible citizenship.
• Emphasize personal and academic integrity, mutual respect and tolerance.
• Help students develop qualities and skills so that when faced with life's challenges, they make responsible choices.
The Ripple Effect of Relationships
in the Learning Process
We believe the center of the learning process is the establishment and conscious maintenance of honest and respectful relationships between all members of our School community. Students and adults perform their best while working in a supportive, friendly, and resource-rich environment, so that each member can challenge themselves to go beyond their comfort zone, and truly excel.
The "next wave" in the ripple effect of relationships in the learning process represents the personal relevance of a student-centered program. Each student, with adults as advisors and facilitators, is empowered to design and direct a personal learning plan that reflects their own interests and aspirations, their own strengths and weaknesses, and their own styles of learning, thinking, working, and communicating. It is critical to the learning process that each student understands the importance of their work.
If people work in a highly supportive environment based on trusting relationships, and if their work is highly relevant and meaningful to their own lives and they are empowered to make the important decisions about their work, then they are highly motivated to work to the best of their ability. Our role as a school is to ensure that students become conscious of their latent skills, talents, and abilities, and increasingly confident in sharing them with the world.