Teaching the Whole Child
It has been our belief and practice that a child learns best through a hands-on education. Here at Gaudior, we teach to the multiple intelligences, because no one child learns exactly the same as his or her peers. It is our mission to teach to the entire child, and help them grow to be leaders in their communities. Gaudior uses a variety of methods to teach students community building skills and the benefits of belonging to a strong community.
School-Wide Community Agreements
We ask every student, staff member and community member to participate in our school-wide community agreements; mutual respect, participation/right to pass, no physical contact, appreciations/no put downs and attentive listening.
Every 8th grade student becomes a “tribe” leader during their final year at Gaudior. Along with a faculty advisor, every tribe is composed of one child from every room and level throughout the school. Every month tribes meet and participate in school-wide activities, such as reading together during Reading Month, writing books, or volunteering. The integrating of multi-age levels within one tribe allows children to become natural leaders and care-givers, as well as creating a deeper sense of family and community throughout the school.
Community Service Projects
Along with their many academic graduation requirements, each 8th grade Gaudior student must create and implement a Grad Service Project – a way to give back to their community during their final year at Gaudior Academy.
21st Century Gaudior
At Gaudior, we believe that our community needs to change with the world around us. Our children are growing up in a technilogically-advanced society that seems to fluctuate even faster than our children can be fully prepared for. In order to best serve our student body, Gaudior has an active “Technology Plan” that integrates technology into the school and will help the students realize the benefits of technology within their own classrooms, and aid them in succeeding in a rapidly changing world. To view the 2012-15 Technology Plan, click here.