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Love of Learning
One of our main goals is to inspire a love for learning within our students. Our teachers role model an enthusiasm for learning on a daily basis. We help our students develop a sense of value and self-respect by experiencing a sense of satisfaction for a job well-done. We recognize that there is more than one way to learn, so we work to find what resonates with each student and offer a variety of learning techniques in our classrooms. We abide by the fact that if we don't provide a fun, learning environment, our students will find other ways to amuse themselves, so we work to "entertain" them through learning.
We are big believers in small classes, so we limit each class to ten students. Our small student-to-teacher ratio benefits everyone:
* Students talk and participate more in class.
* Teachers have ample time to give every student individual attention.
* Students get the support they need in areas that they struggle and can progress at their own rate.
* Teachers can better connect with their students and understand their strengths and weaknesses.
* Students aren’t distracted by loud, overcrowded classrooms — fewer distractions means more instruction.
Research shows that students in smaller classes perform better in all subjects and on all assessments when compared to their peers in larger classes. Reducing class size influences socioeconomic factors, including earning potential, improved citizenship, and decreased crime and welfare dependence.
We believe high standards help teach self-control and responsibility. We strive to set high, yet achievable standards for our students. This includes giving clear expectations, and creating long and short term goals for each student within these standards. Through positive reinforcement, we communicate to out students that they are capable to achieve whatever they put effort into, and then we help guide them. We also work to help them limit their excuses. None of this can be done without parents who support both the teachers and the students.
Nurturing the Whole Child
Research confirms students do better in school when they are emotionally and physically healthy. Our smaller ratios allow our teachers to be able to connect with each student to help us better assess each child's individual needs, be they academic, social, or spiritual. We can then give each student some "tools" that they can use to help them succeed in many aspects of their lives. As adults we know it's more difficult to learn if we don't feel good about ourselves, so we work to help our students gain confidence in themselves and the choices they make each day.
At Rainbow of Knowledge, we offer lower tuition rates for parent participation. Participation credits can be earned in a large variety of ways, such as chaperoning a field trip, helping during a parent-teacher work week, attending parent meetings, joining a party planning commitee, and much, much more. We believe this helps foster a sense of community at our school. It strengthens the parent-teacher relationship, as we often work side by side, which gives us more time together to communicate. We also believe that when students see their parents helping out, it will motivate them to do well in school, as they see that everyone is working together to make their school the best it can be!
It's been said that "travel opens the mind more than any book can." With this in mind, we offer monthly field trips that are both educational and fun for our students. These shared, social experiences help strengthen our connection with our students, as well as their relationships with each other. They also deepen and enhance our classroom studies to support learning.
Helping Our Community
Teaching students to help those around them at an early age starts the process of building an awareness of others. At Rainbow of Knowledge, we lay a foundation of serving the community that our students will hopefully build on as they get older. By learning to serve those in their community, we also hope it will teach our students to learn empathy and compassion for animals and people in need, as well as create more of an understanding on how our actions impact others. We introduce our students to many great causes in their own neighborhoods, as well as country and even world-wide. Our students are encouraged to get out there and help make a difference in their world.
Rainbow's Summer Camp
Our yearly summer camp offers students a break from the curriculum of the regular school year. We engage the children through weekly themes, field trips, onsite events, special lunches, as well as fun contests and spirit days. We also devote a portion of each day to academic review so our campers do not forget all they learned over the course of the school year.
We offer full-day or morning-only programs. Campers do not need to attend our school during the academic year in order to participate in our fun-filled summer program.