Learning mathematics is a process that requires active involvement. Math teachers provide instruction through content delivery and activities that allow students to explore and understand math concepts. The result is the realization that math is all around us, and not isolated to just the classroom, and thus creating an emphasis that mathematics is a thought process, not just a body of knowledge. This is not possible unless students take an active role in their learning, and teachers provide situations that give students meaningful applications of material. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery of mathematical concepts and take ownership of them as they move through the curriculum.
Teaching science requires engaging students in the material, the learning process and interaction with real life applications. The ability to ask questions, hypothesize, and explore solutions is the foundation of scientific learning. Instruction is delivered with passion and in-depth knowledge of subject matter. Reciting and knowledge of the facts alone is not enough to be able to navigate success in this ever-changing discipline. Therefore, depth is more important than breadth. Students must transfer facts gathered from text to a live interactive lab experience. Our goal is for students not to just understand the “how” but to question “why.” This understanding builds a foundation of how each scientific concept fits into a larger picture and is directly connected to their lives. Teachers help students build a toolbox of skills that enable them to use what they know and to want to discover more.
Humanities consists of the liberal arts subjects that enable students to communicate ideas and understand the world outside themselves: Writing, Literature, Languages, Rhetoric, Logic and History. Mastery of the humanities enables students to reflect upon their lives and ask fundamental questions of value, purpose, and meaning in a rigorous and systematic way. Using a classical foundation in teaching methods, our teachers provide students with the skills necessary to master the writing process, mechanics of English, foreign language and history as it relates to great literature. If the teacher is the guide, the curriculum is the path. We have carefully selected a hybrid of proven text, writing programs and novels to bring students back to the “basics,” while preparing them to transfer their knowledge of the humanities to all their academic challenges.