Learning that Challenges
By now we are seamlessly marrying academic rigor with emotional and social growth. As students enter Middle School, they are prepared for increased independence and responsibility, and are placed in academic groups that best fit their academic, social and emotional skill levels.
We provide students with opportunities to practice advocating for themselves and to become active and accountable for their own learning. By the time students graduate from Mead, they confidently draw upon their higher level critical thinking skills to take some risks and accept responsibilities that come with being independent and mature learners.
We continue with a focus on academic, emotional and social independence that engages a passion for learning and encourages risk-taking and reflection - and the development of critical thinking.
Children are provided opportunities to practice advocating for themselves and organizing their schoolwork. Classes focus on the power of each individual to become active and accountable for their learning.
Students' awareness of their role in their community increases. Individual schedules provide access to a multidisciplinary core curriculum in all academic areas, and in-depth exposure to a wide variety of Expressive Arts experiences
Mead’s eldest students are challenged to stretch themselves in many ways, to engage in higher level critical thinking, and take on the responsibilities that come with emerging as independent, maturing learners.
All three of my children attended The Mead School and benefited from its philosophy and the attention they received from their teachers, which helped them grow academically and personally.
Becky Carey, Parent '08, '11