INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT

At Prospect Sierra, we know the importance of your child’s academic success – but we go a step further. To ensure their success outside of school, we know that intellectual engagement and careful, critical thinking is essential. Our students dive into every subject, studying different perspectives, applying their knowledge, unearthing new ideas, and working with their peers. With every experience and at every grade, our students learn to think on a deeper level.

Self-Knowledge


At Prospect Sierra, we’ve long understood the importance of socio-emotional skills. As the key to optional learning for your child, we give our students the tools to help them develop this awareness. They learn to identify their feelings (“What am I feeling now?”), regulate their emotions (“How can I go from anxious to calm when I take this test?”), and empathize with others (“My friend is sad. How can I help him?”).

 

Care for Others

At Prospect Sierra, everyone greets each other by name. We make time for sharing. We create places to discuss perspectives and we foster a climate where we truly care for our students and they genuinely care for each other. Your child will grow to value compassion, empathy, and community, because we believe building a better world starts with our personal relationships.

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  • An Intimate Conversation with Michael Lewis

    An Intimate Conversation with Michael Lewis

    Join Prospect Sierra School for an evening with legendary Bay Area author Michael Lewis in his only East Bay appearance as he launches his new release, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed our Minds. He’ll be in lively conversation with Dacher Keltner, renowned social psychologist at UC Berkeley, founder of the Greater Good Science Center, and author..

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  • Peer Education and Waste Sorting – A Cyclical Relationship

    Peer Education and Waste Sorting – A Cyclical Relationship

    Can you recycle plastic containers if they still have a little yogurt in them? Do paper plates go in the compost? What does “plastic film” mean? These are some of the everyday questions that Prospect Sierra students ponder as they finish lunch and dispose of their waste.   In order to collect data about how well..

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  • Changemakers In Our Midst

    Changemakers In Our Midst

    Around this time every year, I’m reminded of my first holiday season in the United States, when I was barely four years old. As recent refugees, my family had settled in the Washington, D.C. area in the spring of 1975, barely escaping the fall of Saigon and its aftermath. As the holidays approached, the weather..

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