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Rippowam Cisqua School

How to Get Your Child into a Top Private School

The private school admissions process can seem intimidating and arduous to some families. However, with some planning and these helpful tips, you and your child can navigate it successfully. No sleepless nights are necessary! Submit applications well before the stated deadline While many schools post an application deadline on their websites, you will find that …

Learning Cohort at Rippowam Cisqua School
Middle School, Preschool, Rippowam Cisqua School, Teaching Insights

Four Examples of Learning Cohorts That Work

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, …