SCIENTIFIC PROCESS at NEW YORK ACADEMY

New York Academy follows the scientific process to engage the kids in learning. It’s a process where students learn to learn and think, rather than just gaining facts, knowledge, and skills. Students engage in hands-on experiments with a focus on the application of the scientific process, which is the series…

PROJECT BASED LEARNING at New York Academy

Through Project-Based Learning, children actively investigate their interests, discover new ideas and develop their own theories. Project-Based Learning aims to engage students in a problem-solving experience defined by an essential question, which drives learning down a pre-defined path determined by the teacher. Project-Based Learning has a narrow subject area and a driving essential question….

PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION

Differentiated instruction and learning are important in progressive education. Progressive education engages students in learning through meaningful experiences.  Students engage in the authentic act of thinking and doing through engagement to grow their organizational IQ. Rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach, the progressive education model trains students one-to-one…

DESIGN THINKING at New York Academy

Design Thinking puts the student at the center. The Design Thinking Process, or Maker Learning, aims to have students invent by creating innovative solutions to problems. Students are guided to explore dozens of potential lines of teacher-provided inquiry, and eventually to identify those lines of inquiry on their own. Students…

Core Values at New York Academy

I have written several times this year about the fact that social and emotional growth is as important as academic growth; and, how social and emotional growth is built upon the foundation of core values. At New York Academy, we place a great emphasis on the core values of respect,…

School to Home Partnership

A child’s education begins in the mother’s womb. More and more mothers and fathers are reading to the child in the womb leading up to birth, and they continue to do so across the child’s school years. Research-evidence shows that cognitive development happens from the womb to the lap, through…

The Progressive Education at New York Academy

Progressive education engages students in learning through meaningful experiences. Learning is purposeful. Students engage in the authentic act of thinking and doing – reading, writing, presentation, conversation, mathematical problem solving, scientific inquiry, design thinking & maker learning, community service and civic engagement. Students learn to collaborate and work in teams…

NYA Mentor Mentee Program

NYA Mentor Mentee Program 2018-19 New York Academy is a school that is dedicated to building a cultural of professionalism. And, we are committed to maintaining effective school to home communication to inform and educate our stakeholders as to the quality of our work, ultimately to the benefit of our…

ACS/WASC OVERVIEW

ACS/WASC OVERVIEW Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges What is accreditation? Accreditation is a voluntary dual-purpose process that schools (1) must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning and (2) clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement. An accredited school is focused on a…

Let’s Play!

As we head into the NYA Spring Break, I encourage parents to take time and play with your child 🙂 Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that…

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