Trevor Magazine Winter 2016-17

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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: Sebastian (Bear) C., Ekua D., and Ryan L. in Central Park last spring, as part of their 1st-grade study of the park's birds.

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