A day at school and a day learning at home are very different. Do not expect a distance learning school day to take the same number of hours as a typical school day. Building in downtime, creativity, and fun is key to distance learning success.
There is no comparison. Our proven writing curriculum produces exceptional writers and effective communicators.
Our research-based CWIL™ supports the whole child and provides valuable resources for parents.
Faculty trained in engineering lead an authentic and engaging STEM curriculum.
Partnerships beyond our campus bring enriched opportunities for local and global learning experiences.
Faculty members trained in Project-Based Learning
Field trips per year schoolwide that connect curriculum to the world
Community service hours completed by grades 6-8 during the 2018-19 school year
FIRST LEGO League and LEGO League Jr. teams
Acres on our beautiful, expansive campus with fields, streams and woods
Middle school students in a performing music group or ensemble
Scholarship money awarded to Independence's Class of 2019
Chess tournament trophies during 2018-19 school year
Consecutive-match unbeaten streak for tennis, dating back to 2011
We are living through an unprecedented, uncertain time. However, there are steps we can take to reduce the stress and remain positive for ourselves and our families.
With distance learning underway, both learning and studying are expected to happen at home. How can parents help their children study more effectively? Here are some ideas to help studying stick.
Now that we have entered an extended period of time for distance learning, parents are adjusting to having the entire family home all day. That may mean needing more snacks in the house than ever before. What should we choose to fuel our students' brains?
Why should your child learn cursive in these days of keyboards and touchscreens? Is there really any educational value in learning loopy handwriting – or even how to hold a pencil properly anymore? We think so!
Deciding whether to have your child attend a half-day or full-day preschool program can be a big decision. While some work schedules may not allow for flexibility, those who do have the option to make a choice may want to consider several questions when deciding.