Our Approach

We believe academics, social skills and respect are important. Real life should be integrated into the classroom to make learning meaningful. We value communication, creativity, flexibility, cooperation, small and large group participation, community service, goal-setting, leadership and family involvement.

We see personal growth occurring along a continuum of expanding abilities, awareness, and attitudes.

Competition Cooperation/ Collaboration
Extrinsic motivation Intrinsic motivation
Knowing Understanding
Learning facts Application and learning how to learn
Single texts Multiple resources
Classroom learning Life-long learning
Passive learning Active learning