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The Da Vinci School

10909 Midway Road
Dallas, TX 75229

Phone:
(214) 373-9504

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

"Parents are the child's first and most important teachers. -A child's most important need is to be loved and respected by his family. -Children have their own unique individuality, which needs to be recognized and respected. -Children begin to learn from (before) the moment of birth. The most critical time for learning is from birth to age six when their brain is being wired. -Children love learning when they feel successful in their learning. -Children's ability to learn can be enhanced with the proper developmental steps. -Children have a natural desire to learn, explore and discover. -Children's learning must be time appropriate, including stopping instruction before mentally, physically or psychologically fatigued. -Children need good basic neurological organization in order to succeed in learning. Physical coordination reflects mental coordination; i.e. a well-coordinated body facilitates the ability to learn. -By becoming knowledgeable in the neurological and developmental aspects of growth, one can recognize, understand and provide appropriate stimulation to support the child's total development. -An effective learning environment for young children is multi-sensory and interdisciplinary so that the learning is related to and becomes a part of life. -Science is a natural and high interest format for introducing the children to the world while fostering skill development. In order to generate a love of learning, the child's early learning experiences must be: -Fun -Creative -Stimulating -Ability appropriate -Fulfilling, and -Generate feelings of success. Our desire is to be a gateway into the world and to teach each child so that he/she: -Builds a positive self-image and sense of confidence -Develops thinking and problem-solving skills -Acquires practical life skills -Learns positive social and interactive skills, and -Recognizes and respects the similarities and differences among people." -- Excerpted from www.davincischool.org

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"To establish basic skills through teaching methods that enhance a child's:
-Joy in learning
-Ability to learn (all systems are "go")
-Interest in learning (a broad range of subject areas)
-Self-image and sense of confidence
-Ability to socialize and communicate successfully
-Journey toward the acquisition of life skills"

-- Excerpted from www.davincischool.org

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 required to make donations ourselves
  • 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
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school