Trevor Magazine Winter 2019-20

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Our Mission Our Vision An independent, Nursery through Grade 12 coeducational day school, Trevor Day School educates college-bound students to achieve academic and personal excellence in an inquiry-driven, idea-rich community. Trevor celebrates diversity of thought, experiences, and culture; promotes compassion, collaboration, courage, and creativity; and develops in children a recognition of their own unique potential as lifelong learners and leaders who act as responsible global citizens. Trevor Day School will graduate students who: • face challenges with self-confidence and a willingness to risk failure • approach new ideas and experiences openly • engage deeply with academic material and concepts • think flexibly in problem solving • adopt innovative technologies and methodologies readily • assess and synthesize information critically • communicate with respect for content, form, and audience • work independently as well as collaboratively • act responsibly as global citizens • value lifelong learning • balance high achievement with a love of learning Our Pedagogy In our learning community, we value: • diversity of ideas, ways of learning, experiences, and cultures • trust in the members of our community • teamwork and strong relationships • inquiry • hard work • personal growth • passion for learning In our teaching, we value: • mastery of an ambitious academic curriculum • creative and hands-on activities that engage students • responsiveness to the individual as well as the group • thoughtful innovation • critical and creative thinking Our Values Rather than memorize facts or follow a predetermined path to THE answer, Trevor students learn by grappling with essential questions and real- world concepts. e teacher guides and facilitates this process, providing appropriate information and a framework for synthesizing and analyzing that information. Engaging investigations, activities, and contextualized discussions promote a deep understanding of subjects. is is inquiry-based learning. Students who experience this powerful educational approach develop lifelong habits of mind and a love for learning that serves them into college and beyond. Cover image: Maya Lin P'17 teaches students about the landscaping of Trevor's Community Garden. Ambitious academics n Engaged students n Balanced lives

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