Newberry Math & Science Academy prepares students from diverse backgrounds for college and career through a rigorous and integrated curriculum. At our school, differences are celebrated. We nurture children by balancing the academic and social aspects of learning so as to prepare them to envision their place in the world. To that end, we teach, develop, and heighten the social engagement skills and strategies necessary for learning to take place.
How We Group Students at Newberry
We pride ourselves on being a place in the city where students from diverse backgrounds come to learn together; we see this as a moment in the lives of our children where they learn about one another, with one another, and about themselves as individuals. We recognize that in a setting such as ours, children come to Newberry with a variety of background knowledge and we wish to capitalize on this whenever possible. In order to both teach at the instructional level as well as challenge our students cognitively, our teachers draw on multiple strategies in their classrooms.
Teachers meet with the whole class to set the tone for the class period of each school day. Our teachers also group students with in many different ways depending on the lesson so that they can deepen their understandings of the content. When students are not working in small groups with their teacher, they may be working with small groups of peers so that they are fully engaged in their learning tasks.