At Kingsway, learning is specialized for students and families desiring a fuller, more effective education. We move beyond worksheets and desk work, to more inquiry based experiences, developing our children’s natural curiosity. We continue to see significant performance gains resulting from the collaborative and innovative teaching methods we utilize.
Being fully aware that all children do not process information in the same manner, teachers consider several factors in differentiating instruction. Our reading program, for example, incorporates regular phonics instruction, multi-sensory learning, and utilizes literature to nurture reading skills. Much of the education process is structured around mathematical problem solving, leading from that to discovery, understanding, and mastery of concepts. As students mature, teachers not only expose them to hands-on but also first-hand experiences, to use in applying learned skills.
Students have many opportunities for cooperative learning while working in small, mixed age groupings according to ability, which prevents identification of students as ‘slow.’ Multiage grouping also fosters a strong school/peer culture and reinforces our mission of students who are civic-minded as they work with, and in support of, instead of against each other.
Beyond the Core—We use the Common Core to guide our curriculum and instructional planning, but are looking beyond the basic standards to develop additional skills and competencies necessary for success. Our efforts to move beyond core standards include but are not limited to socio-emotional competence and an emphasis that all of our students become multilingual. Also, our curriculum runs one to two years above grade level.
Even further, we provide co-curricular opportunities that are unique to KPS. Our students take swimming at the YWCA (important in a community bordered by Lake Michigan), tennis at Northwestern University, and continue use of local facilities for library, roller-skating, and technology advancement as well as opportunities for service learning.
Carpe Aeternitatem (Seize Eternity)—To further our mission, our curriculum includes a spiritual component, emphasizing moral and character development. We feel that we not only want to prepare our students for tomorrow, but for eternity as well. Kingsway’s offerings reflect a balance of faith and knowledge.
Our Royals strive for excellence
Watch as our five year old Royal confidently reads in front of a large crowd of adults to help us win the Pitch Competition sponsored by Sunshine Enterprises.
- 1st Peter 2:9