Curriculum Chart and Curricular Philosophy
Curriculum permeates everything we do.
The curriculum at Laurel School promotes learning that is enduring and transferable. Teachers and families work collaboratively to help each student find her own path to knowledge and, for her part, the student enters the classroom with an open mind, ready to be a partner in her own learning. We all play a role in finding the best way to reach each student, giving multiple opportunities for our girls to connect with the material and recognize its usefulness.
With this as our guide and the phrase “enduring and transferable” as an overarching tenet, other pedagogical pieces follow naturally: skills or content taught without the context of applications will not promote endurance, and impermeable disciplinary borders will not encourage transfer. Process and content must have an appropriate curricular balance to make each learning experience as rich as possible.
Laurel’s curricular goal, where content balances process and learning is enduring and transferable, requires many approaches to learning. To meet the needs of Laurel students, three kinds of learning in particular distinguish our curriculum: experiential learning, interdisciplinary learning and community-based learning.
Please browse our Curriculum Chart for much more information, including grade-by-grade class offerings.