What kind of education does your child deserve? I ask myself that question as I watch my own children head off to school each morning. Of course, our children deserve to go to school feeling safe, cared for, and surrounded by teachers that will do whatever it takes to help them learn and grow as young adolescents.
More than that, our children also deserve to be challenged each day, pushed to think critically, to expand their knowledge, and to see things from multiple new perspectives. Our children should be laughing and smiling throughout the day as they find great joy in learning with their classmates. The actual act of learning should be fun, exciting, and dare I say... INSPIRING!
While we do not believe that standardized testing can truly capture the whole value of the educational experience your children receive, we are very aware of how important it is that our students do well on State exams. We know that our students need to enter high school ready to excel on Regents exams, AP exams, and SAT’s. This preparation is integrated into the larger fabric of what we do to prepare students for a lifetime of learning.
With this in mind, our academic focus remains an unwavering commitment to make learning engaging, challenging, and inspiring for your children. We strive to create interdisciplinary connections, read high-level texts, and develop authentic and interesting assessment opportunities for your children.
As educators we focus on being innovative with technology, creative in developing units of study that challenge our students and model what it means to behave like young scientists, mathematicians, artists, and musicians. We will push our students to be great readers, writers, poets, and social scientists. We will inspire our students to innovate, create, and wonder about the world around us. That is our mission; that is our goal. With your support, we look forward to the journey ahead.
Sincerely, Dr. Ferris