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 & Problem Based Learning Critical Thinking & Problem-solving
Personalized Instruction with Student Choice Self-sufficiency & Confidence
Integrated Curriculum Increased retention of skills
Focus on student-readiness skills Strong Executive Functioning Skills

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-Management
Social Problem Solving in Real Time Self & Social Awareness
Advisory & Mentoring Groups Responsible Decision Making
Cooperative Learning Experiences Effective Communication

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.