We use research-based, effective practices in the classroom. Therefore, our teachers are not forced to create a curriculum from scratch and can focus fully on teaching and building relationships in the classroom. The work our students perform is challenging, but is designed to be both engaging and fun. Our curriculum is creatively based and utilizes different strategies of teaching. We begin everyday with morning meeting and end each day with a closing circle.
Our literacy and math curriculum are highly effective and have produced above average results in national exams. For example, in 2015, after one year of school at MSE @Brentwood, 84% of our 1st grade class finished the year in the top two quartiles, with 60% finishing in the top percentile.
We make use of technology in the classroom. Our students develop the skills to use iPads and Chrome Books as part of everyday learning.
Our students have the unique opportunity to bring home a book every Friday to grow their at-home libraries. This encourages reading at home and makes it an accessible activity for families to do together.