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College Park United Methodist

644 W Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32804-5398

Phone:
(407) 841-6020

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our school is based on Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Each child is valued as a unique individual. Children are taught that behavior reaps consequence. Manners and respect for authority are an integral part of instruction. Because the current brain research tells us that children learn by doing, our curriculum promotes hands-on, active learning.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Because of our "Multiple Intelligence" approach, children are viewed as unique individuals and individualized instruction is provided for all students.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We are based on Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Every child is viewed as a unique individual with specific strengths. These strengths are identified and instruction takes place through each child's strengths. We focus on art, music, and creative movement, as well as language, math, science, and social skills.

A Typical Day

Each day begins with "Circle Time," a gathering of students in each classroom, designed to allow each child to "predict" the day, preparing in his/her own mind. Children enjoy two recess periods per day. Children enjoy two snack times each day, in addition to their regularly scheduled lunch period. Music, art and creative movement are built into the everyday lesson plans as extensions to specific skill level development. This strategy allows for development of the "whole child."

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation