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How do students do when they leave Spectrum?
Spectrum philosophy encourages the development of critical thinking skills, problem solving, and other skills essential for life-long, authentic learning. There is an expected adjustment time for any student making a change, but the students who leave make that adjustment easily and generally do very well. The majority of Spectrum students also go on to be active participants in extracurricular school activities. Many assume high school leadership positions. Our students develop the skills necessary for learning how to learn, and are confident, well-rounded students. Please ask the administrative staff for alumni information and check out our alumni wall in the West End corridor or click here to see how the grads of 2012 are doing.
What is the Student-Teacher ratio?
Spectrum maintains a 10:1 ratio at the Preschool level and a 12:1 school wide ratio at all other levels. Only certified classroom teachers are included in the stated ratio.
How does Spectrum address individual needs?
"We are all so different largely because we all have different combinations of intelligences." (Howard Gardner, Harvard University) As Spectrum subscribes to a "Multiple Intelligence Theory", we believe that each student deserves a personalized educational program, which can address whatever special gifts or skills they have. All skills and needs are addressed within the content of our regular school day. Spectrum employs a part-time resource teacher to support classroom teachers when necessary.