Tue, Dec 18th, 2007


  1. KIDS FIRST, CURRICULUM SECOND - Common sense dictates that a happy, motivated child is a better student. Our philosophy is centered around creating a loving environment where kids feel safe so they can learn at a higher level.

  2. CHARACTER EDUCATION - We will provide the students with the necessary foundation and guide them through the process that will result in each child demonstrating the highest qualities of character. Our motto is "Do the right thing, because it is the right thing to do."

  3. SPANISH AND P.E. - Every student will be provided P.E. and Spanish instruction at least twice a week by a specialist. We know these programs are excellent facilitators of good learning.

  4. LONGER SCHOOL DAY, LESS HOMEWORK - With more time to teach, students have more time to learn.

  5. SAME TEACHER FOR AT LEAST 2 YEARS - Multi-age classrooms allow students and teachers to be together for at least 2 years. This fosters stronger relationships and increases quality instructional time.

  6. JOB CLUB - Every student will have a job and create a business. Additionally, the students will be responsible for the cleaning and care of their classroom and extended environment.

  7. UNIFORMS - We want our focus to be on learning and getting along. Research very clearly shows that schools with uniforms have fewer discipline problems and a greater sense of unity.

  8. AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE - Teachers will use American Sign Language to introduce new vocabulary sight words. This provides students with a more concrete learning experience, as well as the richness of learning elements of a new language.

  9. FAMILY STYLE LUNCHES - The teachers will eat lunch with the students in a family style environment. It will be just one more opportunity for teachers to strengthen their relationships with the students and at the same time take advantage of this informal setting to be a mentor.

  10. CHILD CARE, BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL - Reflecting our commitment to provide a safe and quality environment, we will be offering quality child care services on the school site.