As a school, we partner with the parents and families of our students to ensure that each child is supported and challenged by a rich curriculum grounded in the skills and concepts that ready our students for high school and college in the 21st century. Our all-school Academic Goals form the foundation for standards articulated in the St. Margaret of Scotland curricula.
We Believe... Thinking
- Students will practice active listening skills across all disciplines for comprehension, self-discipline, and as a habit of compassion and care for the other.
- Students will communicate thoughts and feelings clearly and competently when reading, writing, speaking and listening.
- Students will integrate learned skills, concepts, and knowledge across subject areas and real-life situations.
- Students will show initiative and independence in learning and life skills.
- Students will apply various strategies in problem-solving.
- Students will demonstrate growth in higher-order thinking skills to critically question facts, solutions, and ideas.
- Students will ethically use technology across all subject areas as a tool for gathering, analyzing, and communicating ideas and thoughts.
- Students will maintain portfolio collections as evidence of growth in their thinking and learning.
Essential to all children’s learning is the development of the whole child. At all grade levels in very different, but developmentally appropriate ways, we nurture our students in body, mind, and spirit; encouraging them to grow as young people who care for themselves and about others.
Social and Emotional Goals
- Students will express individuality in positive ways, acknowledging their own gifts and talents.
- Students will express themselves creatively.
- Students will show an appreciation for the creative works of others.
- Students will demonstrate cooperative learning and consensus-seeking skills.
- Students will work individually and collectively in building healthy relationships.
- Students will develop their own emotional intelligence, as well as an awareness of the importance of emotional intelligence for thinking, learning and communicating skillfully.
- Students will demonstrate responsibility for their learning and actions, as well as taking ownership for the learning environment.
- Students will wear the St. Margaret of Scotland uniform with respect for themselves, the learning community, and their school.
- Students will participate in the practice of mindfulness.
Statement Of Beliefs