Foundational to the St. 安德鲁的课程 are the core subjects of English, 外语, Health and Physical Education, 历史, 数学, 表演艺术, Philosophy and Religion, 科学, 及视觉艺术. Research shows that teaching each of these subjects across all divisions and academic subjects is critical for deeper learning. 这就是为什么每年, academic department heads and the four division heads, formally review the curriculum to help ensure that the school is providing the most challenging and innovative curriculum that 准备s each individual student to not only become confident, 非常高效。, and independent learners but to also become successful college 学生 and adults. 这就是为什么. 安德鲁的 balances foundation 技能s of reading, 写作, and arithmetic with design thinking, social and emotional and service learning, and the use of technology that deepens learning at each development juncture of a student’s pre-collegiate learning journey.
The curriculum itself does not ensure learning happens for 学生. Research shows that when teachers, 学生, and parents see learning as a partnership, it benefits the student. Each teacher thinks critically about the design of his or her class period and recognizes that knowing and building strong, honest and supportive relationships with each student, is equally important to making learning happen.
St. 安德鲁的 teachers love what they teach and they love watching 学生 who might initially struggle with a new idea, 技能, or experience stand taller because of their sense of pride and accomplishment when they “get it.” This is when we know that learning can be both challenging and joyful and that the curriculum is working for each student.