OUR BELIEF STATEMENTS
A CARING ENVIRONMENT
A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
A student's education is enhanced by positive relationships, extra-curricular activities and a system of academic and emotional support.
Parent participation and support is essential in successful academic and extra-curricular programs.
FOCUS ON LEARNING
Student learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.
Success in literacy leads to success in all subjects. Our initial academic focus is literacy.
Student learning should be differentiated to accommodate varying levels of ability and learning styles through a variety of instructional approaches.
Students need to be given the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities in order to develop leadership and teamwork skills outside the classroom.
COMMITMENT TO QUALITY
We are committed to continuous improvement in order to enable students to become confident, self-directed, and successful lifelong learners. Student need to not only demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills, but also be actively involved in self-evaluation and continually producing high quality work.
FOCUS ON ATTITUDES
The Gyananda School believes ATTITUDES to be primary indicators of future success in advanced education, employment, and life in general.
Responsibility for success in these attitudes rests first and foremost in the home; however, they will be actively encouraged and taught in virtually all areas of the school curriculum, with a view to making these a vital part of the students' life patterns. The school's role is to reinforce the parents' efforts. Thus, the home and school, working together, can enhance progress in these universally accepted characteristics of success.
The following is a list of attitudes we actively develop and encourage:
CONCERN FOR OTHERS by
- Being prepared
- Coming to class on time
- Meeting deadlines...
KINDNESS AND POLITENESS by
- Using inside voices
- Walking safely in the halls
- Showing respect to all people...
AESTHETIC APPRECIATION by
- Using polite language,
- Helping others when in need
- Using good manners...
- Keeping the instructional area clean
- Keeping personal things in order
- Picking up trash...
GROUP INTERACTION by
- Being honest
- Always telling the truth
- Never cheating or using other people's work...
INDEPENDENT ENDEAVOR by
- Keeping hands, feet, and objects to oneself
- Including others in one's group
- Cooperating with others...
- Always doing one's best
- Getting one's work done
- Keeping track of assignments...