Learning Focus

Our objective for education is to teach winning habits and skills that students will be able to take with them into the world that awaits them after graduation. These adaptive skills include:

Measuring Success

We measure student success as the development of a combination of several positive traits, including executive functions (such as time management and initiative), self-confidence and self-efficacy, intellectual curiosity, and self-regulation. These critical capacities are firmly embedded in the school’s curriculum and culture, through our personal learning plans and advanced learning strategies curriculum. Students are enabled to develop:

  • Effective self-regulation
  • Critical thinking
  • Strategies to overcome areas of deficit and challenge
  • Initiative and engagement in learning activities
  • Competency in receptive and expressive language
  • Consolidated mathematical skills, both conceptually and functionally

Methodology

Our innovative, evidence-based teaching methods are informed by leading-edge scientific and educational research. We are continuously refining our teaching practices based on the emergence of empirical evidence and ongoing participation in educational research. We believe strongly in contributing to the dialogue between members of the educational and scientific communities.

Learning Strategies are taught as a separate class to support self-regulation, insight, and study skills.

Mind, Brain, and Education

The Study’s ongoing participation in applied educational research informs our teaching methods and school policy while contributing to the science of learning.

We provide neurofeedback training to improve attention span and working memory, as well as mindfulness meditation to enhance awareness and emotional regulation.

Neurofeedback has been particularly effective for children diagnosed with attention deficit disorders such as ADHD.

Mind, Brain, and Education

Pedagogy

Our expert faculty uses evidence-based teaching methods to help foster inquiry, problem-solving, and critical analysis in a collaborative and feedback-rich classroom environment. Our pedagogy includes:

  • Service-learning through our Inspire Week program and ongoing community involvement activities
  • Regular feedback on learning skills, executive functions, and self-regulation
  • Opportunities for enrichment and remedial support