Learning at the Atrium School
Core academic skills are the foundations for 21st Century learners.
Strong English, mathematics, technology, and science skills form the
focus of education at the Atrium. As the pace of our society becomes
even faster and global, successful students must adapt to frequent
change, learn very quickly, and, most importantly, work well as a member
of a team.
Since our founding, the
Atrium has been helping children learn how to ask questions and find
answers, cherish diversity and differences, and build effective, deep
Academics at the Atrium School are focused on giving
students the critical thinking skills required of successful 21st
Century citizens. At the Atrium School, the “three Rs” have become four
Rs — respect, relate, and research in the real world. Atrium students
learn how to learn and how analyze and synthesize information and work
independently and in collaborative environments.
In the classroom, progressive education revolves around
hands-on experiences that bring reading, writing, math, and science into
clear focus through thematic project-based academics in an environment
where children are inspired and prepared to take risks in order to
achieve higher levels of thinking and learning.
At the Atrium, we prepare our students for success in
middle school, high school, and beyond through examining multiple
viewpoints and approaches, utilizing primary sources of information,
emphasizing hands-on learning, and rolling up our sleeves.
The best way I know how to teach is through relationship. Getting to know and love every single child is the way to reach them. Developing a lasting, trusting relationship with children makes them want to be the best person they can be.
If you see a child is precious, important, smart, then they start to see it too. The best way to help children shine is to see them as shiny.
Jill Ferraresso, Atrium Teacher