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.
At Prospect Sierra, we’ve long understood the importance of socio-emotional skills. As the key to optimal 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?”).
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.
A Quiet Revolution
Last month we gave everyone on staff a chance to participate in a unique professional development experience–to learn how to “unlock the power of quiet.” Susan Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which the entire Prospect Sierra faculty and staff read together in 2012, is an eye-opening study..
Sharing Stories, Building Community
We started the school year with such a burst of joy–from greeting new families and welcoming old friends, to celebrating our community at Panther Picnic. As always, being at Prospect Sierra gives me a tremendous amount of happiness and sense of purpose. This year I made it a goal to spend at least a few..
Abby’s Corner: How We Do Community
Building Community We are officially entering the second month of school! The first weeks of school for teachers are always about building the classroom community, as this is an essential building block for the learning students will engage in all year long. Recently I saw Vivian, our Kindergarten Assistant Teacher, looking at one of her..