At Meyer Academy, All Kids Can Learn to be Successful
Academic, Moral and Social Growth Inherent in Meyer Curriculum
In the weeks since the school year began at Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, it is clear to all who walk through the halls - the incredible amount of learning occurring in the classrooms on a daily basis. With a unique, dual core curriculum, students are exposed to general studies as well as Judaic heritage.
According to Meyer Academy General Studies Principal Paul Schreiber, his philosophy on education grows out of the simple, yet powerful statement: “All children can learn and be successful.” He adds on three other principles that guide his daily interactions with Meyer Academy students. They are:
- Do what’s best for children. First we provide an inclusive, nurturing environment. Then we add a rigorous curriculum filled with critical and creative thinking opportunities and connections made through 21st century technology.
- It’s all about relationships. We must extend and earn trust among and between all of the adults and all of the children. Parents are our partners in educating their children.
- Process and participation matters in decision-making. We can do more together than we can alone, and all members of the school must be afforded the opportunity to become leaders.
According to Schreiber, “The future of our society is based upon our ability to change and grow. In order to thrive in this atmosphere, every student will need to be a creative problem-solver, a life-long learner, and an effective communicator. Each student must also know how to use and understand technology, work efficiently in a group, and be a responsible and involved citizen.”
He adds that the unifying factor among each of these goals is the personal growth of a student. As most would agree, learning takes place through many different experiences and as a result, classroom activities must be designed to lead the student from practical issues to theoretical principles. Learning also occurs as the student freely engages in making choices, while weighing personal responsibilities and the possible consequences of his or her actions. “My goals as an educator and our goals at the Meyer Academy are to help students grow academically, morally and socially,” Schreiber added. “By respecting the differences in each student's personality and learning style, we enable each student to be successful.”
Schreiber and his team at Meyer Academy invite you to learn more about the school by visiting http://meyeracademy.org or calling 561-686-6520 to arrange for a personal tour.