History & Mission
Balance Between Arts & Academics
To create a learning community that encourages humanity, empathy, moral depth, cultural understanding, and intellectual freedom.
To create vibrant, independent thinkers who will never lose their passion for learning, their delight in research, and their involvement in cultural pursuits.
This student-centered method of learning, best described as Socratic, is based on inquiry, questioning, exploration, and discovery: it minimizes competitiveness and makes the curriculum personally relevant, motivating students to acquire knowledge and skills for their own sake.
The focus on mastery not tasks is reinforced by an interdisciplinary approach, which integrates rigorous academics with music, drama, and the visual arts.
To instill mutual respect, compassion, and an appreciation of differences among our students. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to fostering a warm and supportive environment in which children can safely address challenges and grow in their understanding of themselves and others.