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A Message from Our Principal…
Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 school year at Union Hill School where a dedicated instructional staff and caring families, strongly invested in their children’s future, come together under a tradition of excellence to deliver an exceptional education. A special word of welcome to all of you who are visiting our website for the first time – we hope that once you have seen us virtually, you will want to come see our campus in person and experience what life as part of the Union Hill Family is all about.
As a transitional kindergarten through sixth grade charter, we continue developing programs that expand our opportunities for engaging students in real-world applications of curriculum via alternative options, supporting more varied learning experiences in an alternative way, expanding community service opportunities created from a diverse and modified use of instructional minutes, and creating collaboration time for staff from a modification of instructional minutes while maintaining student engagement. The purpose of the TK – 6th grade charter is to improve student learning, and that is exactly what we do.
The same approach is fostered in our 7th and 8th grade middle school program where we prepare our students to solve real world problems in engaging, learning communities. Students have between four and six instructors during their day who mentor and guide them in academics and enrichment. This upcoming year we have added robotics to go along with our other electives, which include; creative writing, leadership, video production, computer coding, Spanish, STEM, math applications, art, drama, speech, study skills and individual work experience. The academic and enrichment experience, along with a community service requirement and Bearcat of Character Program at Union Hill School provide our young scholars a well rounded education.
I believe it is clear that the curriculum at Union Hill School is designed to support a developmental, student-focused approach, where teaching for understanding and reasoning is paramount. As the staff refines their instruction under the Common Core standards we keep this philosophy at the forefront.
A modern education is much more than just classroom attentiveness and examinations. We encourage our students to find the right balance by immersing themselves in learning, sports, healthy activities, the visual and performing arts and community service. We might not always get the balance right, such is the nature of dealing with young people, however our endeavors can never be faulted.
Our alumni, many who have their children attending our school, speak with passion about their time at Union Hill School, and how happy they were in our Preschool through 8th grade programs – for us that is a true measure of what we are about.
Please feel free to contact us for additional information, or should you wish to visit the campus. Both the staff and myself would be delighted to spend time with you.
Principal, Union Hill School