We strive to develop our students’ confidence and self-esteem, and take time to express our appreciation of children as unique and valuable people. This expression occurs in verbal and nonverbal recognition of each child’s positive qualities and actions. Children are given structured opportunities to make choices as well as to complete assigned tasks while receiving individual attention.
We recognize that children learn and develop socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically in a variety of ways. At Neighborhood School, teachers respect and respond to our students’ current development and learning strategies. Teachers listen to children, consider each child’s needs, and record growth through writing samples, reading logs, math and science work samples, art work and anecdotal notes. This information guides teachers in preparing what to teach and in knowing how best to meet an individual child’s needs.