The Brookside School community is committed to providing a program of academic excellence, cultural richness, and social, emotional, and physical development that educates, supports, challenges, and inspires the whole child. We believe every child has the innate ability and desire to learn, and that all children need challenge and support to grow to their full potential. We work together as a team to create an environment that enables students to develop a healthy self-worth, understand and respect diversity, think critically and creatively, take risks, work in collaboration with their peers, and show respect for the earth.
Dear Brookside Families,
Welcome back to school! We are thrilled with the opportunity to help your child reach their full potential this year. As we begin our journey into the Common Core Standards at Brookside we see this as an invitation to remodel the way we teach. We are preparing students to learn in a constantly changing world, saturated with information and new ideas. And in order to for our students to successfully navigate this world, both now and later in life, they need to learn how to use information much like a cook uses ingredients. The kind of learning that comes from hands-on experiences, opportunities to experiment and make mistakes, and opportunities to refine and try new approaches. The days of there being only one right answer on a worksheet or test are fading away. We look forward to this exciting shift in public education and your partnership and support as we embark on this journey together.
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