From the Director:
Today’s six year old will be a college student in 2025. His world will be distinctly different from the world we live in today. Habits of mind that he develops during his elementary school years will determine his success and happiness in 2025 and beyond.
To be successful your child will need to be a collaborative problem solver. At The Cooper School, she will solve mathematical, scientific, and social problems with her peers as she engages in project‐based learning. Teachers will guide her as she develops critical thinking skills in order to solve increasingly complex problems. She will enter middle school having already experienced leadership , challenge and success.
Your child’s success will be based in his ability to communicate clearly with a wide variety of people for diverse reasons. At The Cooper School, these complex communication skills develop as he writes persuasive essays about the environment, presents his original musical compositions and reads his poems to an audience of hundreds. Your child will learn to present who he is and what he knows and cares about each year and in every discipline.
To be happy your child will need to be able to live and work in a diverse world community. She will develop her emotional intelligence at The Cooper School when she learns specific skills for self‐advocacy and self‐articulation. Not only will she be self‐smart, she will become world‐wise as she learns to take the perspective of others, act with empathy and understanding and successfully resolve conflicts at our Morning Meeting and our Peace Table.
At The Cooper School we understand that we are laying the foundation for a lifetime of success and happiness. Each day at Cooper School your child will participate in work that is purposeful, relevant, and engaging. Here, he will develop habits of mind that will prepare him for a lifetime of creativity and productivity.