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Teaching & Learning at Giddens

Academic Excellence & Learning

Giddens is a vibrant academic community where students develop strong relationships with their teachers as well as with their peers. Giddens exceptional faculty and innovative curriculum make it one of the region’s top choices for independent elementary schools. Giddens students focus on both breadth and depth of content understanding.

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Social Justice Content & Commitment

Giddens School students graduate able to share their own point of view while considering diverse perspectives. They become citizens who can think critically about justice and who can commit to improve the world in which we live. Giddens School embraces and supports a community that is genuinely diverse in culture, economic status, race, and family structure.

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Social & Emotional Development

It is through relationships that young children develop healthy social emotional skills and attributes. Loving relationships provide young children a sense of comfort, safety, and confidence.

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Facts about Giddens

Each week our students deliver food from our garden and local foodbank to our neighbors in need.

Students regularly venture into our surrounding neighborhood to expand their learning in our community.

Technology is integrated through opportunities for blended learning environments in older grades.

SPARK Projects offer students and their teachers the opportunity to engage in real-word, justice seeking inquiries as they consider social studies and science content.

All students experience learning through collaborative play daily on our dynamic playground.

High quality math instruction by grade level allows students to think critically and deeply about mathematical concepts.

Children’s literature from all over the world are used to expose students to a variety of cultures while building their literacy skills.

Small group instruction takes place at all grade levels allowing teachers to meet students changing needs.

Our extended day and enrichment programs allow students to continue to learn and play together beyond the school day.

A diverse student body means that children from all backgrounds are able to become friends and learn about a perspective different from their own.

Through instruction that attends to common core state standards, students regularly exceed grade level expectations in formal and informal assessments.

Students are highly sought after by leading area middle schools for their commitment to social emotional maturity and high academic skills.

In our garden, students are able to grow vegetables to eat and donate to the local food bank.

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