We are excited to announce the new Lower Division daily schedule for 2021-22! The changes in the schedule follow similar strategic changes we have made in both the Middle and Upper Division. The new schedule represents our attempt to “shoot for the moon” and create the kind of dynamic learning environment that promotes voyage, exploration, and discovery, all within the larger context of a shared commitment to our School’s mission!
Specifically, the new schedule will allow us to strategically prioritize adequate breaks and physical movement, student choice and interests, time for professional learning and faculty collaboration, opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, rotated instruction to catch students at their best, protected “Specials” for enrichment, and openers and closers to the day that emphasizes community and overall student wellness.
Through our design process, our Lower Division faculty worked thoughtfully to answer the question, What does engaged learning look like? In response, our faculty are excited to provide students with engaged learning opportunities that will be fun, joyful, relevant, meaningful, collaborative, interdisciplinary, and curiosity-driven.