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.

Academic Development

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.
How? Through…

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APPROACHES OUTCOMES
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.
How? Through…

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APPROACHES OUTCOMES
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

Civic Engagement

Helping students explore environmental, economic, and political systems in order to develop strengths and aptitudes to improve the quality of life in the community.
How? Through…

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APPROACHES OUTCOMES
Living Classroom Meaningful Learning Experiences
Field Studies Career Exploration
Exploring Community Resources Civic Literacy
Service Learning Community Involvement

Our 3 roots stem from our Core Values.