|On any given morning, I walk through the halls of The Mead School and hear joyful voices and the hum of purposeful work. I see children walking through our doors with smiles and a sense of excitement about what awaits them in this new day at school. At Mead, we care that children are engaged and active in learning. Five paragraph essays are created and edited here. Multiplication tables are memorized here. Sight reading of musical pieces is valued here. The eye of an artist is developed here. Mead provides the opportunities we know that children should have. But most importantly, Mead provides the experiences we know our children must have to be the best learners, engaged community members and independent, creative thinkers.|
Our faculty is dedicated to helping each child develop the skills needed to contribute in our rapidly changing world. We know this begins with a solid foundation in traditional skills with emphasis on the development of a child’s critical eye and inquisitive thinking. As educators, we embrace the challenge of helping our students navigate their course in learning.
Our children are part of a culture that honors their perspective and challenges them to understand the experiences and lives of others. We provide a diversity of perspectives because understanding similarities and differences is critical in becoming a reflective, thoughtful member of society.
We believe that a nurturing environment creates the best opportunity for our children to take risks, develop a desire for challenge and find their passions. Reading great stories develops into writing plays, poems or collaborative short stories. Knowledge of math operations extends to lab work in chemistry and physics. Passion for dress up and imaginative play creates an opportunity to understand different perspectives and experiences. Building with blocks develops into architectural design graduation projects. Exposure to a variety of art mediums leads to building and designing a boat or creating a photo exhibit that explores adolescent issues. We encourage our students to understand and find meaning in every pursuit, in both the arts and academics. Each year, our students discover new and intriguing ways to extend their experience. Our graduates are engineers, oceanographers, doctors, musicians, fighter pilots, lawyers, educators, dancers, entrepreneurs and writers. Equally important, our graduates are caring, thoughtful family and community members.
We want our students to ask hard questions. We want our students to answer hard questions. They welcome the challenge and so do we. We invite you to join us to explore The Mead Difference.