Culture Revealed by Motto
"Curiosum, Humanitas, Fortitude, Opus" Interpreted Below | Culture Described Link
Our goal is to have a culture that supports curiosity. We desire to help each child discover and achieve personal wonder in following his or her curiosity about more and more difficult subjects and topics in the world around them and to then succeed in learning to do challenging things well!
Humanitas (Chivalry & Scholarship)
We believe that building, from basic academic skills, sets a firm learning foundation from which one can use one’s curiosity to explore the world. However, we believe in doing so in a way defined by courtesy, kindness and politeness. Furthermore, we believe that we can learn to effectively apply our learning and education in the range of subjects that provides for a cultured and civilized world including a variety of languages, fine arts, sciences, humanities, social sciences and physical education.
This word conveys both the mental and physical stamina that our students will need to be successful in today’s changing environment. It also implies the resilience and flexibility that will be needed to succeed in life whether in the next academic levels (high school and college) or in work life post education (entrepreneurship or professional world).
Opus (Intentionally Working Hard)
Basically, this means intentionally working hard to accomplish either a set of activities assigned to one (a task), a set of activities that one has chosen for oneself ( deeds), a set of activities needed to produce something desired by someone else (business) or just starting up (taking action) and doing one’s work well (workmanship).
Values Revealed by Standards
Annual testing is done via a Standford achievement test. This test has been around for decades and the results indicate the grade level at which the student performs the test. This annual test is a requirement of our accreditation body and helps to verify the placement of the child in the classroom work on an annual basis. Too far a deviation from the current placement of the child will require an adjustment and a slightly different curriculum.
Continued lack of progress will result in a recommendation to find another school better aligned with a child's learning styles.
We are an independent non-profit private school in the Myrtle Beach area that operates with rigorous academic standards, a commitment to developing all aspects of a child, an orientation that is respectful of religious organizations, and has a strong honor code.
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