Trevor Magazine, Winter 2015-2016

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Our Mission Our Vision An independent, Pre-Kindergarten 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 in our world. Trevor Day School will graduate students who: • face challenges with self-confidence and a willingness to risk failure • approach new ideas and experiences openly • 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 Our Pedagogy In our learning community, we value: • diversity of ideas, experiences, cultures, and ways of learning • trust in the members of our community • teamwork and strong relationships • personal growth • passion for learning In our teaching, we value: • responsiveness to the individual as well as the group • creative and hands-on activities that engage students • thoughtful innovation • critical and creative thinking Our Values Inquiry-based learning engages students in activities and investigation in order to drive true understanding. Rather than reciting facts or showing a clear path to a solution, teachers guide and mentor students through a process of discovery and reflection via well-crafted questions and problems. In an inquiry-based learning environment, the teacher is both a facilitator of learning—encouraging higher-order thinking— and a provider of information. is dynamic approach encourages students to ask questions and actively participate in their learning, thus building knowledge from experience and process. ey not only gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter this way, but also develop lifelong processes for learning that will serve them into college and beyond. Cover image: Upper School students ascending the stairs, from the first of two floors of the High School Center. Of all Trevor's signatures, the common spaces are perhaps its most iconic. See feature articles on the new Upper School on East 95th Street and the importance of common spaces for all grades.

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