THE SYCAMORE SCHOOL'S 3 ROOTS
The Sycamore School integrates academic development, social emotional growth and civic engagement. We value all three core branches of personal growth and will use curricula to support a student’s development as a whole person.
Helping students master the content knowledge, specific skills, and literacies needed to succeed in work and life in order to become critical thinkers who can make connections, solve problems, and communicate clearly.
|Experiential & Project Based Learning||Students Connect Concepts Across Content Areas and to the Real World|
|Personalized Instruction with Student Choice||Students take ownership of their learning resulting in increased self-sufficiency and confidence|
|Integrated Curriculum||Mastery of 21st Century Literacies (e.g., Financial Literacy, Economic Literacy, Technology Literacy, Global Awareness)|
|Specialized Reading, Writing & Math Instruction||Content Knowledge Mastery|
Social and Emotional Development
Helping each student develop mindfulness by increasing self, social, and cultural awareness to become productive, responsible leaders and collaborators.
|Regular Mindfulness Practice||Self & Social Awareness|
|Improv & Theater Experiences||Creativity, Communication & Collaboration Skills|
|Advisory & Mentoring Groups||Responsible Decision Making|
|Cooperative Learning||Resiliency, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills|
Helping students explore environmental, economic, and political systems in order to develop strengths and aptitudes to improve the quality of life in the community.
|Living Classroom||Meaningful Learning Experiences|
|Field Studies||Career Exploration|
|Exploring Community Resources||Civic Literacy|
|Service Learning||Community Involvement|