Academic Standards, Learning Frameworks and Assessment Frameworks ensure a solid foundation for current and future learning.
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 Pinnell Literacy Continuum
Math Framework – My Math
Science Framework – Building Blocks of Science
Social Studies Framework – Transdisciplinary Units of Exploration
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
Performing Arts Framework
Modern Foreign Languages – ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages)
Program embedded assessments
Measurement of Academic Progress (Grade 1 and above)
CAT 4 (Grade 2 and above)
Character of Learners
The development of learning 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.
Approaches to 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.
Inquiry / Exploratory / Experiential
Culture of Learning
The capacity to ensure that children develop through and between each of the domains of learning 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.