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Joy in Learning

Experience and research show that engaging students to follow their curiosity, to experience the joy in learning, and to enjoy the satisfaction of mastery ignites innate motivation and drives intellectual growth. Across the educational spectrum, this observation is often presented as a dichotomy: educators who emphasize joy and curiosity as the vehicles for driving enduring learning vs. educators who emphasize the mastery of content knowledge and skill development that are necessary for achieving success in …

Exploratory

Our middle school students will be given an opportunity to deeply pursue their interests and passions in Exploratory, an independent study where students will plan and create original projects under the guidance of a staff facilitator. The possibilities abound for our students’ learning in this exciting context. Students may choose to experiment with and hone technological skills by developing an animated short film or by programming an online video game; they may want to extend …

Division: Middle School