What is Purposeful Education?
Purposeful Education Finds The Best Way For Each Child To Learn
Purposeful education means there is more to teaching than straight academics. Our goal is to prepare your children to be successful adults. nd we believe the best way to do that is through purposeful education with our 6 Pillars – Connection, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving.
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Our 6 Pillars
Teaching collaboration creates a framework for success in middle school, high school, and beyond.
We foster creativity in our students.
Discovery-based critical thinking is the foundation to success in life.
We use reflection as a tool for problem solving.
Communication is the bridge between collaboration and critical thinking.
We develop connections with our students, staff and parents.
Who We Are
My goal is to provide the academic and life skills that enable students to thrive.
Our teachers are specialists and provide a passion in their subject area that is contagious.
How We Do It
No child is the same, and no child learns in the same way. At Shady Oaks private primary school in Richmond, we use a combination of methodologies to provide a high quality, skills-based education to our students that includes child-centered learning, play-based education, and participatory learning.
We shift the balance from the teacher to the student.
Participatory learning encourages students to take control of the learning experience with teacher assistance.
With our focus on skills learning, students develop autonomy,critical thinking, team building, and collaboration capabilities.
Play-based learning is a key tool in educational engagement for our students.