One Schoolhouse is excited to welcome Chewonki, and its Maine Coast Semester program to the consortium. Students at Chewonki now have the opportunity to expand academic opportunities through engagement with flexible, asynchronous online courses.
Chewonki aims for students in the Maine Coast Semester to take charge of their education, cultivating both individual and collaborative approaches to learning. Students leave Chewonki with a stronger sense of ownership of their education, an awareness of their place in nature, and an understanding that they can and should make a positive difference in their world. "Chewonki's vision for learning fits with the competencies that we work to instill in students at One Schoolhouse," said Brad Rathgeber, Head of School at One Schoolhouse. "Students in our online course work to increase academic maturity and engage fully in a diverse and changing world."
One Schoolhouse is excited to welcome Schools of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau, LA to the One Schoolhouse consortium. Two schools - Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy - on one campus, Schools of the Sacred Heart is an independent Catholic, college preparatory schools for boys & girls offering instruction from PreK through grade 12.
The goal at the Schools is to develop life-long learners, with an emphasis on individual thought and experiential instruction, religious curriculum, active learning, small classes and a professional faculty committed to the learning styles of students. Learn more at http://sshcoteau.org/
At independent schools, we promise families to know and value each child’s uniqueness, and we promise—often in our mission statements—to develop a lifelong love of learning in our students. We have to ask ourselves the hard question of whether our current models for learning help us accomplish these promises.
In the summer edition of Independent School magazine, we share the journey that our faculty went on in order to move to personalized learning. Increasingly, there is a groundswell of support for personalized, competency-based teaching and learning in independent schools. And yet, the "how" -- how do you move? -- is a key sticking point. It is our hope that the journey that One Schoolhouse faculty went on (themselves great teachers at independent schools) can be instructive. Click here to read the article.
One Schoolhouse is excited to welcome La Jolla Country Day School, San Diego, CA, to the One Schoolhouse consortium. La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) is a premier independent college-preparatory school serving students from age 3 through Grade 12. Its mission is to prepares individuals for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, personal growth and social responsibility. “We are thrilled to have La Jolla Country Day School join our consortium. It is a school that is committed to ‘inspiring greatness for a better world.’ We welcome them as partners in innovation,” said Executive Director Brad Rathgeber. Learn more at www.ljcds.org.
One Schoolhouse is excited to welcome St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Potomac, MD to the One Schoolhouse consortium. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool (age 2) through grade 12. Its mission is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service. Learn more at https://www.saes.org.
“We are thrilled to have St. Andrew’s Episcopal School join our consortium. It is a school that strives ‘to challenge and support all of its students in a balanced program to nurture their academic, artistic, athletic, and spiritual growth.’ We welcome them as partners in innovation,” said Executive Director Brad Rathgeber.