Why is my child’s class doing something different than the class next door? Will they miss anything?

With the skeleton of our curriculum to support them, and the shared primary goal of educating students, teachers in every division of the school have significant autonomy to design their own classrooms. This means, for example, that one lower school classroom may be studying the ocean while another is in outer space. One high school U.S. history course will be in Selma while another has turned their attention to Vietnam. Our approach to education means that we deliberately do not require teachers to distribute year-long syllabi to students or parents or to post lesson plans or homework online. We take seriously the task of hiring and nurturing a faculty who will communicate their love and knowledge of their discipline in meaningful ways and respond to individual students’ needs and abilities. Like our students, we trust our teachers and encourage them to bring their own vision to their classroom.