"New Morning School was established in 1973 by teachers and parents who believed in the following educational tenets:
The program should be individualized to maximize each student's learning potential.
Children learn best by doing.
Children should learn to be responsible for their learning and for their behavior.
Parental involvement is critical to a child's education.
The school’s proven educational tenets and method of instruction has evolved over 32 years of experience in the classroom. Let’s look at each of these tenets further:
At New Morning the needs of the individual come first. Each student has strengths and weaknesses. At New Morning School each student works at his/her level in various academic areas. Goals for each child are periodically reviewed and new challenges added.
Active learning abounds at the school. Whether it’s hands-on algebra in the middle school, weighing pumpkins in the elementary classroom, or seeing how long it takes to melt snow in the preschool, students learn from their experiences.
Students are respected and valued for being able to give critical input about their academic interests, goals and needs:
Student responsibility and initiative are expected.
Students learn to set goals and attain them.
Preparation for the Future
In addition, students of the 21st century, living in a technological world, need the ability to analyze information and make informed decisions. Rote memorization is not enough.
Students learn to evaluate information critically.
Problem-solving and thinking skills are stressed.
The New Morning School Curriculum is complete when parental support is meshed with caring, competent teachers and involved students. The three work together as a team to implement the school’s philosophy and create a positive, challenging learning experience for each child.
Excerpted from the preschool's website