The Mead School cultivates the skills and values needed 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.
The Mead School inspires and challenges students to achieve deep learning and become independent, creative thinkers.
Cognitive & developmental research endorses experiential learning.
Founded over forty years ago, Mead School is committed to setting the standard in progressive education for children, 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.
Expressive Arts are integral to the Mead School experience.
Beginning with our youngest children in the Early Learning Centers, The Expressive Arts (Art, Music, Physical Development, Movement and Español) are key to our approach. As children grow, and are ready to receive, 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.
Celebrating academic excellence and personal achievement in 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.
- I. The Mead School provides each student with a knowledge of self and the skills to be an effective autonomous learner.
- II. The Mead School understands that human development is a process and honors each individual's right to be his or her unique self. Mead supports the development of the whole child.
- III. The Mead School believes that respect for others is essential. Mead is a community, existing within a global community.
- IV. The Mead School is committed to progressive education. Acquiring knowledge is a supple process, not a fixed or linear one.
- V. The Mead School is an accepting and a patient place for children to grow and learn.