Academics at Pine Street School
We believe that every child is born a perfect learner. With enthusiastic curiosity, a tireless desire to problem solve, and a fearless interest in new experiences.
Our job as a school is to nourish those innate qualities by keeping stride with resources, opportunities, models and challenges that encourage that instinctive desire to understand, grow and contribute.
But no learner lives in a vacuum. The world moves and morphs with increasing pace. So, it is also our responsibility as a school to look around and ahead, so that we are always aware of what the world will ask of our learners, what opportunities they are likely to find for expressing their particular interests and strengths, and what challenges they will face.
Our academic program is designed around these understandings, along with the fervent belief that learners should have a voice in their own learning and be invited and expected to reflect on their growth and increasingly make thoughtful decisions about their direction and priorities.
We call this Student Agency, and it is fundamental to our school culture.