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Capital West Academy

3939 North 88th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53222

(414) 465-1302


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Create a safe, student-centered environment with a high expectation for academic achievement in the areas of reading, language arts, math, social decision-making and science that will assist students in exceeding Wisconsin proficiency levels.
Provide an environment in which all teachers foster academic, social and emotional growth; and effectively and efficiently integrate alternative learning styles to meet the learning needs of each child.
Create a learning environment that focuses on academics through curriculum integration of Mel Levine's “Schools Attuned” model and the emphasis on attending to student's differences in learning.
Create a positive school climate through a strength based behavior model based on principles of positive reinforcement and the philosophies of “catch them being good.”
Nurture a strong linkage and mutual accountability between family, school and community that involves parents as partners to increase the child's positive academic and social development.
Actively incorporate strong accountability measures to assess the success of each child and provide quantitative measures to guide continuous improvement.
Create a culture that values diversity, respects the individual and values learning as a life-long source of self-mastery, joy and meaning.
Develop each child academically, personally and socially with an understanding of citizenship in the US.
The learning community of Capitol West Academy believes in the strength and determination of the human spirit. We believe in hope, in the will of the individual, and most importantly that a quality education can help to overcome obstacles of poverty, family instability and community disorganization. Teamwork is promoted and high exp"
Excerpted from the preschool's website