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Educating the Whole Child

At CAISL, “educating the whole child” means that we believe a school’s obligation is to provide the child with the skills and knowledge, the abilities and attitudes which are elements of success throughout life. Academic achievement is fundamental but only one aspect (see the section Evidence of Academic Success).

A child must grow up healthy and confident, independent but also able to live and work as part of a collaborative and supportive group, leading others and choosing positive leaders to follow, loving learning and knowing how to learn.

Children learn these from the role-modeling of those around them, from dialog and discussion, from nurturing the climate in which they live. “

Below is a brief presentation of some of the aspects of CAISL’s “whole child” educational program.

The “Hidden Curriculum” shows the way the members of CAISL’s community interact with each other and their surroundings. It is called “Hidden” because it is part of everyday, on-going interactions, discussions, and learning but is not “assessed” as the academic material of classes is).

Hidden Curriculum

PSHE

PSHE (Personal, Social, and Health Education) helps students develop positive attitudes for their social lives, physical health, and emotional development.

The program is taught by the Elementary and Secondary Personal Counselors with assistance from other staff members as appropriate.

There is a developmentally appropriate curriculum, but it is continually adapted during the year as need and issues arise. The PSHE program is outlined in the “Curriculum Overview” for each division of the school and a full program can be found here.

Co-Curricular Programs

To support and complement the learning which takes place within the classroom, CAISL has an extensive “co-curricular” program—activities which support and build on the learning within classes and foster student development in areas equally vital to success in life.

To understand the wealth of co-curricular activities, “Life at CAISL” shows our students engaged in Art, Athletics, Leadership and International Relations, and Community Service.

Our Mission

CAISL is a student-centered educational community in which we challenge ourselves and each other to do our best and to make positive contributions to our diverse and ever-changing world.

CAISL is a student-centered educational community in which we challenge ourselves and each other to do our best and to make positive contributions to our diverse and ever-changing world.

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