We use interactive, interdisciplinary, and student-focused materials to bring all subjects to life, and to expose their relevance to the “real world” and to current events.
Learning environment, core competency and subject matter proficiency assessments will be used to design the individualized learning plans for the children, training opportunities for the faculty and the curriculum for parent education. While learning environment is a key element at Sankalpa Academy for all children, it is especially important that preschool children experience a safe, caring and emotionally supportive community. As many are just entering learning environments outside their homes, for them to really explore and thrive, they need to first feel safe and respected.
Our individualized curriculum is carefully crafted by our master teachers, so every child works at a level that is most relevant and appropriate for him/her.
Our science curriculum brings out the magic and wonder in the world around us so children can feel the awe and excitement. Social studies helps our children understand the world around us, often from the lens of socio-emotional learning (SEL). While honoring their need for independence, SEL also supports our children’s curiosity and quest for making, maintaining and understanding friendships.
Children are given a lot of creative control in projects across many areas. Socratic discussions, debates, arts and language arts, for example, are great vehicles for building emotional intelligence, confidence and a strong voice. Programs such as these foster agency and independence in our young learners.
While we expect that most of the elements in a child’s individualized program (such as risk taking, exploration, empathy, emotional intelligence, grit and gratification deferment) would be presented through one of the core subject areas, some may occasionally need additional fun projects or programs to address a developmental opportunity.
Purposeful achievement and belonging give our children a strong sense of joy and pride and thus strengthen the cycle of further engagement and learning.