The Mead School cultivates in children the skills and values they will need for emotionally, socially, and intellectually fulfilling lives. We believe that each child possesses innate curiosity and passion for learning, and that when these are sparked, children learn eagerly and joyously.
Founded over forty years ago, Mead is a progressive school committed to setting the standard in education for children from six weeks old to eighth grade. Our approach is built upon cognitive and developmental research that shows that individualized, experiential learning provides the most rewarding education for children. Our curriculum encourages depth of understanding and higher-order thinking as we engage students’ senses and their passion for discovery. The expressive arts are key to our approach. We integrate the expressive arts and academics to create a classroom environment alive with excitement and curiosity, one that encourages profound learning by exposing students to different perspectives and fresh ways of applying their knowledge.
Our dynamic teachers are the foundation of our approach. By developing a strong relationship with each child, teachers discover their students’ individual strengths, talents and challenges. Teachers work collaboratively with students, tapping into their unique insights and passions, to guide them to their full potential. Ultimately, our goal is to have students take the lead in their own learning.
Mead students are encouraged to be tenacious investigators, express their opinions and understand their own learning styles. They are challenged to think critically, use their imaginations and ask questions of themselves and the world around them. Students are empowered to take intellectual risks and are nurtured to be self-aware. These skills enable students to advocate effectively for themselves during and after their time at Mead.
Our school celebrates academic excellence and personal achievement within an atmosphere of respect rather than competition and comparison. Our students respect the differences that make everyone unique. We know that children thrive when they feel both nurtured and challenged. We guide our students through the demands and rewards of intellectual pursuit, as well as social and emotional development, so that they are well prepared to create meaningful lives.