Differentiated Experience

Not that long ago, school mostly meant a teacher standing at the front of a class imparting facts and information to students sitting in rows. Today, we know students learn differently and a ‘one size fits all’ approach is not effective.

We provide a differentiated educational experience where every child can fulfill their potential in a supportive, values-aligned community and be equipped to make a positive impact on the world.

At Elgin Academy, we make learning active. Our teachers prepare our students to not only know the content but to work with it, apply it, test it, and ultimately build upon it. That’s why we’ve incorporated project-based learning at every level of our school. We use projects and demonstrations to prove knowledge as well as cultivate the ability to innovate.

Our smaller size enables us to incorporate social emotional learning more intensively and fold it into our project-based learning. We embed an ‘emotions matter’ mindset and common language into our culture so students have a space to talk about what they are feeling with faculty, staff and one another. Our emphasis to incorporate social emotional learning throughout our programs helps us develop more successful students.

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