Life outcomes typically correlate more to core competencies such as passion, creativity, empathy, cognition and resilience than to years in school or college. This is why frontiers of knowledge and ability are very often advanced by those who are rich in one or more of these capacities. And yet, despite mounting evidence that one can design experiences to develop and strengthen these competencies, these are rarely the direct objectives of a curriculum. Isn't that very frustrating? If you believe, like us, that the promise of our children's potential is too valuable to be left to osmosis, then, it may be time to take a closer look at Sankalpa Academy!
Sankalpa Academy is a private school in the Mueller neighborhood of Austin, Texas that pursues excellence in early childhood education. We believe that purposeful achievement and belonging give children a strong sense of joy and pride and thus strengthen the cycle of further engagement and growth. At Sankalpa, every child receives a gifted education through an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). We have very low student - teacher ratios. We will not have more than 8 children per teacher in our pre-K classes, 9 per teacher in our Kindergarten, 10 learners per mentor in our 1st grade and so on. Our curriculum is holistic so every child can grow up to be confident and ethical as well as emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially ready for what life has to offer. We design learning experiences that are foundational and meaningful to each child. These are facilitated by Socratic discussions and carefully crafted individualized scaffolding. At the heart of our lesson plans and every child's ILP is our model for the learning cycle. It is built around the child's environment, engagement (inside and outside the classroom), belief systems and six competencies: curiosity, cognition, empathy, ambition, creativity and communication.
We currently serve children ages 3 to 9 in grades PreK-3 through 3. For the 2019-20 academic year, we have a limited number of spots open in each of these grade levels, as well as the 4th grade. We will be adding a grade each year, all the way through high school, in the years to come.
Please also review our FAQ at: https://www.sankalpa-academy.org/faq for more information.