EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Our hands on project units, learning center environments, curriculum, and parental involvement are designed to enhance a student’s growth in six developmental areas:


SPIRITUAL
Students will learn that God created everything, that He loves them and sent His Son, Jesus, to die for their sins, that He cares about their daily needs, that through faith the Holy Spirit draws them into His family, and that He has prepared a mansion for them in Heaven.  He invites us to love others as He loves us.


COGNITIVE
Students will learn problem solving, researching,  exploring, and classifying through hands-on learning experiences.  They will learn more of the world around them, and the community in which they live.  They will explore math, science and social studies through project-based, meaningful learning activities.


CREATIVE
Students will express their creativity, both musically and artistically, using a variety of materials as a means of self-expression, and self-satisfaction through individual and group projects relating to the project-based units they are studying.

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL
Students need to feel positive about themselves, that they are special, and can do things well.  They will learn that others are special, too, and will respect their feelings and ideas through socially appropriate behavior.


LANGUAGE
Students will improve their language and listening skills through hearing and retelling stories, listening to songs, and following directions.  Their expressive language will develop through sharing ideas with others, communicating their needs, singing songs,acting out stories, and representing words and ideas through American Sign Language and/or Spanish.  Students will also be encouraged in developing their written language skills through daily journal writing, writing stories, gathering data and research reporting.


PHYSICAL
Students can discover more about themselves through body movement.  Physical well-being and fitness help them develop their fine and gross motor abilities as well as a sense of teamwork.