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Academics, Character Development, Child Development, Middle School, Preschool, Rippowam Cisqua School

School Choice: 10 Differences Between Public and Private School

Choosing where your child attends school is a major decision, especially in the age of what feels like a limitless choice. Public, private, parochial, home, magnet, charter — we all wish we had a crystal ball, and that money was never an object. But choices abound and they all factor in when trying to select …

Middle School, Preschool, Rippowam Cisqua School, Teaching Insights

Four Examples of Learning Cohorts That Work

Learning Cohort at Rippowam Cisqua School

By Emily Hyland, Lower Campus Curriculum Coordinator In a previous blog, I wrote about Rippowam Cisqua School’s cohort model and how it drives our curricular reviews. I’ve received a lot of questions about exactly how we do it and so, I thought I’d share examples with our readers.  Example #1: Revising the schedule This year …

Elementary School, Middle School, Preschool, Rippowam Cisqua School, Teaching Insights

Why Great Teachers Never Stop Learning

For children to become curious life-long learners, they need adults around them that model good behavior. That’s why it’s important for educators to believe in one key principle — great teachers never stop learning.  This key principle drives the curriculum and culture at my school. As the Lower Campus Curriculum Coordinator at Rippowam Cisqua School, …