At The Raleigh School children love to learn, discover and grow.
- learning is active, collaborative, and hands-on
- inquiry based investigations encourage exploration and discovery
- critical thinking is emphasized
- basic skills are taught and practiced
- expectations for students’ performance are high but not uniform
- learning is extended according to children’s interests and abilities
- intrinsic motivation is nurtured
- knowledge and skills are shared and demonstrated within multiple contexts
- feedback is authentic, constructive, and informative
- progress reports are informative and do not rely on traditional grades
- the school experience is relevant, interesting, and fun
- students are encouraged to do their best work and to develop internal standards for quality work
- teachers are knowledgeable, talented and committed to education
At The Raleigh School, the social and emotional development of children is valued.
- teachers care for and nurture children
- each child is known and valued as an important individual within the community
- teachers have an inherent trust and respect for children and actively engage children in the learning process
- each child is encouraged to be a good community member and is given many opportunities to develop positive communication and conflict resolution skills
- the curriculum includes education in social skills to promote cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self-control
The Raleigh School community as a whole, and each of its parts, is respectful, cohesive, and emotionally connected.
- adults and children practice mutual respect
- adults have a high sense of personal ethics and responsibility to the community
- faculty and staff recognize and value parents as partners in the education process
- parents’ strong commitment and active contribution to the school promotes a supportive culture for success
- the school community provides a foundation for life-long friendships among children and adults
The Raleigh School’s physical environment is designed to enhance the performance and well being of students and faculty.
- village like campus: green and non-institutional
- indoor and outdoor learning environments
- large, bright, attractive classrooms specifically designed to optimize learning
- classrooms arranged to encourage active, hands-on, cooperative learning
- facilities for administration, library, physical education, art, music and language