Our Philosophy of Learning
In a caring and positive atmosphere, we create a warm and happy place for pre‑schoolers to learn. As we bridge the gap from home to school, we guide children to a continued good self‑image while building social skills in a school setting.
Sensory, motor, perceptual, and language skills are introduced through materials and activities which are both child‑centered and teacher‑directed. Work is planned which emphasizes the process rather than the product, fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride.
Classroom routines encourage active involvement, meaningful experimentation, and reinforcement through repetition. Schedules are designed which balance structure and free choice, as well as active and quiet times.
We treat each child as an individual, working from the level each child has attained and moving forward a step at a time. We teach a love of learning by allowing children to experience their own stage of development and helping them to feel success without pressure.
Parents may gain valuable insights and techniques from the expertise of the staff, and at the same time, share their own talents and interests to maintain the excellent quality here at Highland Day School. School then becomes a shared experience which hopefully will continue throughout each child’s educational process.
Please take a few minutes to read the HDS 2016-2017 Handbook.
Tori Arthor, Director
901.308.8847 | Email Tori