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Parental Involvement in Summer Reading: Preparing Your Child for Fall Class Discussions

BY MrS. illene courtright,
Language specialist

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I Think My Child Might Have a Learning Difference… Now What?

At one time or another, many parents question whether or not their child may have a learning difference. In reality, all children learn differently, which essentially means that all children have learning differences. However, for many young students (anywhere from 4-10% of school children depending on the study), these differences may be significant enough to have an impact on their school experiences.

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It’s true -- We CAN help children develop self-control!

We can all think of times in our life when we must exhibit appropriate self-control. Self-control is defined as the ability to control one’s emotions and desires. Most young children lack the self-control needed to refrain from crying if they are sad, yelling and pushing when they are mad, or grabbing a toy they want. While these things are developmentally appropriate, we as adults must work together to help guide children in learning how to regulate these emotions and desires.

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Independence vs. Collaboration

As educators, we often talk about the importance of intentionally developing our students to be independent learners and independent thinkers. Even with the youngest preschool children, we focus daily on working to help them grow their abilities to be independent. But, is this focus on independence in direct opposition with one of the most important 21st-century skills – collaboration?

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Making the Most of Homework Time

Time! We either have too much or too little of it. When it comes to homework and studying, students run the gamut from spending far too little to spending far too much time on it. But what defines how much time they actually need to spend? Does more studying really make for better studying? I think not. 

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Faculty members trained in Project-Based Learning


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Community service hours completed by grades 6-8 last school year

Compared to other independent schools, 88.5% of our Class of 2016 scored above average on the ERB Writing Assessment Program.


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Acres on our beautiful, expansive campus


Performing arts groups offered throughout grades 1-8

With a focus on learning to learn, our unique LeApps curriculum in grades 1-8 builds confident, organized and independent students.


All 2017 graduates admitted to one of their top high school choices


Scholarship awards for the members of the Class of 2016 over their high school careers


Consecutive-match unbeaten streak for the Patriot tennis team, dating back to April 2011

TEDxYouth @IndependenceSchool, which premiered in 2016, shares ideas worth spreading with middle schoolers.