Beyond the School Day

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Brown School’s commitment to excellence challenges young people, parents, and educators to test their abilities and realize their fullest potential.

We encourage young people to:

  • Construct meaning and discover significance in what they study;
  • Acquire and master a broad range of cognitive, social, emotional, and practical academic skills that are embedded and practiced in the classes they take;
  • Learn through a variety of pedagogical approaches and individualized instruction;
  • Collaborate with peers, teachers, and mentors in challenging undertakings to ensure that learning is a social as well as intellectual activity;
  • Practice the purposeful use of computer technology and digital communications in learning;
  • Reflect on the learning process at increasingly higher levels of complexity.

Real learning is participatory and experiential, not just didactic. At Brown School, what children learn and experience changes the way children live, not just how they talk. Our challenge is to enhance students’ capacity to think effectively, act rightly in the world, and mature as human beings.