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).