Heritage Academy is where stunning curriculum meets passionate teachers. When a teacher actually sees and notices each child, learning expands. Our teachers take time to truly know their students as individuals who are uniquely exceptional. Teachers discover their stories, their passions and their learning styles; each student is precious to us.
And so we teach them well by choosing curriculum that challenges different learning styles and “raises up excited learners.” The Core Knowledge Sequence is stunning. It is not overstated to say that students love learning each day. When a second grader can discuss the Grecian Battle of Thermopylae or a Kindergartener can discuss the art works of Georgia O’Keefe, children find themselves feeling very sophisticated. Grandparents have told us that conversations with their grandchildren are impressive. Children delight in building knowledge and tackling challenges!
Each choice of curriculum be it Core Knowledge, Singapore Math, poetry by Shel Silverstein and Robert Frost….all are chosen to tickle the passions that children have about learning important things. We believe in the teachings of Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset. “ When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger.” We want to honor children and engage their minds and hearts in their learning.