Social, Classical and Multi-Sensory Curriculum
Students at Deephaven Academy focus on key areas of learning including:
Core Knowledge: A cumulative curriculum in which the knowledge and skills learned each year become the students’ foundation for learning in subsequent years. The movement, started by Professor E.D. Hirsch, Jr. is built on the belief that early schooling should provide a solid, specific, shared core curriculum in order to help children establish strong foundations of knowledge. Today Core Knowledge has become a widely accepted educational movement throughout the United States.
Learn more at: http://coreknowledge.org/CK/about/index.htm#4s
Saxon Math: Founded by math teacher John Saxon, this approach breaks down complex concepts into simpler increments, recognizing that smaller pieces of information are easier to teach and easier to learn. The goal is to gain and retain critical thinking concepts and use them in real-world situations.
Learn more at: http://saxonpublishers.hmhco.com/en/sxnm_about.htm
Responsive Classroom: This social curriculum stresses the importance of not only academic learning, but social and emotional growth as well. The Responsive Classroom approach consists of a set of practices that build academic and social-emotional competencies that can be used along with many other programs.
Learn more at: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/about/aboutrc.html
Brain Gym: This physical curriculum is centered on the principle that movement is the door to optimal living and learning. Using the 26 Brain Gym movements, students can experience improvement in areas such as concentration, memory, reading, writing, math, attitude, organizational skills and more.
Learn more at: http://www.braingym.org/about