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- A progressive American Curriculum aligned to meet US Standards (including the Common Core + 15), framework developed in collaboration with New York City’s Bank Street College of Education
- Every educator holds a Masters Degree
- Our curriculum is one of happy, engaged students and educators.
1 to 15
In the early years and Grades 1 and 2, the homework will be driven by reading at home with mom and dad. Grades 1 and 2 will have some project driven homework but no drill homework.
We have an organic supplier that supplies organic and healthy food. There is a full PE program and qualified PE teacher for the program.
We have articles written in our newsletters to encourage
Yes, the school is catered by the Organic Cafe, which will provide both hot and cold foods.
7.45am-3pm (There will be extra curricular activities after 3pm)
Through written reports and at parent/teacher conferences. There is daily and weekly class communication between teacher and parents.
Formal written reports twice a year and 3 conferences per year.
All learning at Clarion is differentiated to meet the needs of its students, and whatever level they are.
We have designated SEN teacher that is here to assist our students with learning difficulties.
Yes, the Parent’s Council - they can be contacted in the first instance via [email protected]
Parents are welcome in the school and we feel it is crucial for the parent community to be engaged. There are opportunities to participate in the Very Important Reader in the Book Café for Children, Moms and Dads at work program and other options.
We hold community events for our parent group and learning events. There are also 3 parent teacher meetings through the year and curriculum information meetings throughout the year.
The Bank Street model is very real life based. As we study the social study topics of inquiry the class will take many trips connected directly to the curriculum. For instance during the water study we will go to the creek and beach to test the water and look for ourselves how the water is flowing and its characteristics. We will visit the desalination plant and the water bottling plant, etc.
Clarion School is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. It can be found in the following Best of rankings:
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