THROUGH OUR PROGRESSIVE APPROACH TO EDUCATION, SHERIDAN STUDENTS ARE ENGAGED AND DRIVEN BY WHAT THEY LEARN.
Sheridan students learn how to think conceptually by making connections, noticing patterns, offering generalizations, and revising theories.
They examine case studies, wrestle with overarching essential questions, and explore the big ideas that are central to each discipline.
As a result, students develop a deep understanding of the world in which they live as well as critical thinking skills that prepare them for a lifetime of learning and leading.
A Constructivist Approach
Students do not arrive in the classroom as empty vessels to be filled. Rather, they bring their experiences, understandings, and knowledge with them. In response to powerful learning experiences, students actively revise their thinking, revisit their knowledge, and construct new and more sophisticated understandings of the world around them.
Social Emotional Learning
We believe the social and emotional education of children is of equal importance to their academic learning and that children must feel comfortable and confident in order to take the risks necessary for both personal and academic growth. Direct instruction and modeling in social and emotional concepts and skills provide a framework for students to make wise decisions.
Social Justice Education
Social justice is a fundamental value of our school that is infused within all aspects
of our culture and curriculum.
What is most important is that social justice at Sheridan School moves beyond awareness. Instead of simply identifying where injustice occurs, our students are empowered to address important social issues by taking action to make the world a more equitable place.