Profile of an Oak Meadow Student

By the end of Children’s House, each student will have…

  • Developed leadership skills from mentoring younger students.
  • Developed a deep-seated sense of independence
  • Created a “three sister” garden (corn, squash, and beans) and will have planted, harvested, dried, and cooked with “the sisters”
  • Created original pieces of art in a variety of media
  • Developed strong number sense through work with the hundred board, golden beads, and skip-counting chains
  • Been exposed to a language-rich environment, fostering a love of reading
  • Learned how to handle conflict in a constructive manner
  • Cooked and eaten fall harvest muffins made from homemade acorn flour
  • Developed the ability to ask for help when needed
  • Explored patterns and relationships with the binomial and trinomial cubes, setting the stage for future algebraic work
  • Been given the time and space to reflect on their mistakes and use them as learning tools
  • Become comfortable interacting with adults
  • Will have learned to read and write musical rhythms
  • Created and labeled numerous maps of each continent
  • Prepared soil, weeded, and watered a community vegetable garden
  • Gained social and intellectual confidence
  • Delivered compost to the school garden

By the end of Lower Elementary, each student will have…

  • Mentored a younger student in both an academic and social setting
  • Reflected on his or her learning strengths and weaknesses and set personal learning goals
  • Measured and estimated lengths in standard units
  • Developed the ability to ask for help from a teacher or peer when needed
  • Developed a sense of self and independence
  • Used place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic
  • Applied social skills strategies to solve peer conflict
  • Used test tubes and beads to explore the concepts behind long division
  • Learned to play recorder and read melodies and rhythms
  • Represented and solved problems involving multiplication and division
  • Participated in community-oriented service projects
  • Given a speech in front of his/her peers as well as the Oak Meadow parent community
  • Created a “three sister” garden (corn, squash, and beans) and will have planted, harvested, dried, and cooked with “the sisters”
  • Created an original piece of art in a variety of media
  • Demonstrated patience, understanding, and empathy towards others
  • Cooked and eaten fall harvest muffins made from homemade acorn flour
  • Created an experiment that demonstrated how the universe works for others to learn from
  • Been immersed in a language-rich environment

By the end of Upper Elementary, each student will have…

  • Mentored a younger student in both an academic and social setting
  • Reflected on his or her learning strengths and weaknesses and set personal learning goals
  • Performed in and helped to write an original musical
  • Written a persuasive piece on a topic of personal importance
  • Developed a comprehensive Science Fair project on a topic of personal importance and presented the results to the entire school community
  • Participated in multiple community-oriented service projects
  • Used math manipulatives to explore advanced algebraic and geometric concepts
  • Used teamwork to solve challenging math problems
  • Given a speech in front of his/her classmates
  • Performed improvisational theater
  • Learned to play the flute, trumpet, saxophone or baritone horn
  • Created original pieces of art in a variety of media
  • Researched a topic of choice to create a hands-on project and research paper for presentation
  • Become a confident self-advocate
  • Written and delivered a “This I Believe” graduation speech
  • Participated in writing a classroom constitution

By the graduation from Middle School, each student will have…

  • Applied the concrete principles of a binomial cube learned in Children’s House to abstract binomial multiplication
  • Written a well-researched informative piece evaluating the lasting impact ancient civilizations, especially Greece and Rome, had on our own society
  • Developed a comprehensive Science Fair project on a topic of personal importance and presented the results to the entire school community
  • Practiced holding conversations in Spanish
  • Created a business plan and run a business
  • Written and presented multiple speeches in Spanish
  • Cooked breakfast over an open fire
  • Reflected on his or her learning strengths and weaknesses and set personal learning goals
  • Simulated being an air traffic controller and landed planes safely given specific measurements
  • Performed on stage in a play or musical
  • Learned to conduct classical music
  • Completed Transition Algebra, Algebra I Honors, or Geometry
  • Participated in multiple community-oriented service projects
  • Used teamwork to solve a challenging math problem
  • Led multiple parent/teacher conferences
  • Given multiple speeches in front of his/her classmates
  • Performed improvisational theater
  • Composed contemporary electronic music
  • Developed the skills to place into Spanish II or Spanish Honors in high school
  • Created original pieces of art in a variety of media
  • Become a confident self-advocate