New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) are internationally-benchmarked and evidence-based standards. These rigorous standards serve as a consistent set of expectations for what students should learn and be able to do.
Literacy Framework – Fountas Pinell Literacy Continuum / Calkins Read-Write Program
An organic progression of learning for writing developed by the renowned Teachers College Columbia Reading and Writing Project. Comprised of processes, sequences, continuum, books, levels, lessons, methods, principles and strategies, the Calkins Program supports children in writing clearly and skillfully and reading flexibly and joyfully.
Math Framework – Bridges Math
Science Framework – Building Blocks of Science
Social Studies Framework – Transdisciplinary Units of Exploration / Bank Street College of Education
Grade PreK – Family / Grade K1 – Transportation / Grade K2 – Water / Grade 1 – Community / Grade 2 – Dubai Now and Then / Grade 3 – Traveler’s Traders / Grade 4 5 – Egypt / Grade 6 – Immigration
Program embedded assessments
Measurement of Academic Progress (Grades 2 onwards)
CAT 4 (Grades 3 onwards)
Character of Learners
The development of academic rigor and the current role played by schools are no longer enough.For children to continually adapt and succeed in a dynamic world, they need to be self-directed and life-long learners across all contexts. Clarion focuses on developing these critical mindsets, skills and values.
Application of Learning
For powerful learning to occur, it needs to be applied – “learning by doing”. By applying the design thinking process to challenging activities and projects, students come to a deep understanding of what they are learning and to how to use these learnings to problem solve, create and communicate.
Culture of Learning
The ability to deliver on these individual domains of learning and their synthesis requires a powerful ecosystem. We have built a comprehensive and dynamic culture of learning; an environment where everyone is learning with and from each other; children, parents, teachers and administrators. This ecosystem is supported by having 2 qualified educators in each classroom.