Academic Approach

Our academic approach is rooted in today’s best practices for student-centered learning and is designed to develop passionate, lifelong learners. Children learn more deeply when they make their own connections through hands-on experiences and collaboration between teachers creates a rich learning environment. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, SAS will transition to an Extended Learning Time model with a longer school year and school day.

Some components of our academic approach are:

  • Extended school day of 9.5 hours for 75% of SAS students – 100% beginning 2017-2018
  • Full extended year model as of 2017-2018 with addition of 4 weeks to school year
  • Engaging instruction
  • Student-centered learning
  • Cross-curricular lessons
  • Fully equipped STEAM Lab with latest technology
  • Art and music classes weekly
  • Title I teacher
  • Abundant enrichment opportunities
  • Daily physical activity