Children come into the world endowed with intelligence, talents, and interests that are unique to that individual. These are, in fact, what makes them who they are. By the time they enter the world of formal education, they have already accumulated vast amounts of knowledge and skills, and have developed a keen sense for how they prefer to learn. Because we understand and honor this individuality and natural proclivity for learning, we focus on learners and their needs.
We believe in the American ideals our Founding Fathers fought and died for, including the notion that the only way to stay free is to educate our citizenry.
Our approach to education focuses on the humanities and sciences, and how to think rather than what to think. This honors each student’s personal interests and encourages problem-solving. We are holistic in that we endeavor to teach the whole child: heart, mind, body, and spirit.
Our commitment is to help each K-8 learner achieve mastery of the standards by use of authentic learning experiences, coaching and mentoring, freedom of choice, and personal responsibility.
We have seen our methods produce outstanding individuals who not only have acquired exceptional literacy in the arts and sciences, but mastery over self and true leadership ability.
ARCHES Academy has carefully chosen our methods in order to have the best possible outcomes for all of our students.
A tremendous amount of research has been done over the last decades into how children learn and how the brain works. This research has informed a lot of what we call “best practices” within the field of education. Many schools pick up on one or two of these and base a curriculum around them. But the best results come when we put them all into practice at once. We take it as a challenge to include as many of these into each lesson as possible. The link below has a list of our methods and how we use them to increase achievement for our students.
ARCHES is committed to providing the best curricula available in each content area with constant attention paid to improving the educational outcomes of students in our school community.
The curricula ARCHES has selected are strong and standards-based and will provide the foundation of learning that will allow our students not only to acquire new knowledge and skills but also to apply them to new situations and tasks.