New Class Schedule 2017-18
Your children continue to amaze us with their insatiable curiosity and intellectual creativity. It is our goal to provide an environment that inspires teaching and learning in a way that equips our students with essential skills that will serve them well throughout their academic journeys. We continually assess best practices to support student learning, including regular reviews of academic schedules. Thus we are instituting a new academic schedule for our Middle School and Upper School programs, which we will launch in the 2017-2018 school year.
The process of refining our academic schedule has included much review and discussion, beginning in fall 2015, when a group of 21 faculty members and administrators worked with a school schedule consultant during a two-day workshop. We learned about many options for school schedules, established priorities and parameters for our own goals and needs, and focused our attention on making changes to support our school’s K-12 academic goals. Collectively, the changes we are making are based on improving our academic program by making better use of the time in each day and across the weeks of each semester.
- Eight blocks organized in a six-day cycle:
- A hybrid of class lengths with three 50-minute and one 80-minute meeting in each cycle:
- An additional 80-minute block in each cycle:
- An extended experiential learning block once a month:
- An aligned K-12 faculty meeting block once a month: