All members of the Studio community – teachers, parents, and children work together to support the learning process in each child, which is founded on respect for self and others, individual creativity, persistence, and most important, a sense of joy. We speak a great deal about “process” at Studio and how this approach enables students to excel academically and interpersonally. The process is transforming in that our students exhibit a maturity, poise, and responsibility for their work that invariably surpasses established academic standards. Studio graduates take with them the core of what they need to succeed in this rapidly changing twenty-first century.
Over the years, we have developed the concept and method of working with “the group” in a way that becomes a powerful learning tool. As a result, our students are confident enough in their thoughts and feelings to listen attentively to the ideas and opinions of others. As you get to know us, you will soon notice the quality of care and attention with which Studio teachers engage children in the curriculum; our students want to know more, achieve academically, master skills, and reach beyond the standard courses of study. You will see that Studio School students own what they learn, integrate it, and apply it in interesting and novel ways. They enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience, and helping one another learn.
Sometimes we can become overwhelmed by the amount of information we are called upon to process in the course of a day, yet being educated in today’s world means so much more than merely acquiring knowledge; it entails being well-rounded as well. For it is the sum of our experiences, such as the people we interact with on a daily basis, what we read and listen to, how we feel about life, and how we choose to live it, that really determines our ability to understand what we are learning. We invite you and your family to learn more about our school: its philosophy, theory, approach, history, and educational programs.
Janet C. Rotter,
Head of School