Our whole child, multi-sensory approach to the academic cirriculum utilizes the creative arts as a vehicle for inspiring personal, meaningful connections to reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies and phyiscal education that meet and often surpass New York State and Common Core standards.
Drama therapy provides an active, experimential approach to facilitating growth and development. When applied in a classroom setting, drama engages a multi-sensory learning expeerience, activates a wide range of cognitive functions and integrates academic information within a personally meaningful framework. The above photos from our Social Studies program, show "houses" and "places of business" that the children develop, build, and then "live" in fora number of weeks. The children conduct extensive research to create the towns and assume the roles of the people who live and interact in the virtual community. The dramatic interaction then prompts furthur study of geography, history, economy, governmeny, culture, citizenship, reading, writing, math, science and problem solving. Through a range of dramatic techniques that includes historical story-making, character development, purposeful improvisation and thematic enactment, students are taugh to master concepts and materials of the academic curriculum in a manner that stimulates intellectual curiosity, empowers individuality, and promotes social emotional learning.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Outdoor Nature Science Classroom
After School Clubs and activities