7 Philosophies of Education
At Southside Academy, we provide comprehensive support to our scholars through our 7 Philosophies of Education:
Classical style of learning.
Fostering a love of learning.
Commitment to a nurturing educational environment.
Promoting love of history and cultures through purposeful storytelling and exposure.
Creative classroom engagement.
Focus on purpose, good choices and character development.
Schools implementing a similar model across the country demonstrate significant academic gains. At Hope Academy in Minneapolis, students perform 40% better on math and reading proficiency tests than their peers in local public schools. At Brookstone Schools in Charlotte, 95% of graduates meet or exceed North Carolina learning standards. A comparison of national norm-based achievement tests places Brookstone students in the top 30% of the country.
The Classical style of learning
acknowledges that children
naturally progress through stages
of learning. Classical curriculum is
designed to make the most of each
of three developmental stages: the
grammar stage, the logic (dialectic)
stage, and the rhetorical stage.
Enrichment courses include art, PE, music, cooking, foreign language, and other courses to enrich our scholars academically, socially, physically and emotionally.