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    OUR APPROACH

    The Cove School uses the lens of our Guiding Principles (experiential learning, social emotional growth, creativity and community), to guide our decisions and to support every student in reaching their potential.

    The Cove School provides a safe, supportive and positive environment for authentic learning and personal growth. Our culture encourages respectful communication, collaboration and the exploration of ideas. Students are supported to construct meaning and to be persistent when looking for answers. This fosters a creative confidence that strengthens their ability to innovate and to adapt to new situations. The Cove utilizes collaborative teaching to provide high quality, differentiated instruction and facilitate continuous teacher growth.

    The Cove adopted a variety of educational strategies called Signature Practices to bring our Guiding Principles to life. Using a growth mindset, we are committed to continually improve our Signature Practices as well as to iterate all elements of The Cove experience. For example, during the 2015-2016 school year, teachers are creating new student progress reports to provide parents and students with a more personalized and actionable tool to facilitate student growth. Throughout this endeavor, the Cove community will share ideas, provide feedback, and work collaboratively to further develop our practices.

     “The school is delivering on its Guiding Principles. 
    The positive spirit is infectious from the teachers and parents and kids. 
    My son feels empowered to affect his school.”
    - Cove Parent