Cold Spring School challenges children to become self-reliant, curious, and resourceful problem solvers with the academic and social skills to engage constructively and ethically in our diverse, changing world.
What does Progressive Education at Cold Spring look like?
We believe that children learn best through active, experiential learning. We encourage children to be fully involved in the exploration of questions, ideas, and concepts. With an emphasis on inquiry, deep thinking, and problem solving, children have multiple opportunities to explore and demonstrate understanding of concepts, both independently and collaboratively, in our classrooms. Informed by child development, we consider how a child grows intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, ethically, and creatively. Cold Spring educators respond to the needs of the whole child, understanding that children’s emotional lives are inseparable from their learning. We foster a lifelong love of learning and emphasize empathy, respect, and compassion so that children can act now, and in the future, as engaged community members and citizens of the world.
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