Academics

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

At The Branch School, critical thinking and problem solving are integral parts of our everyday teaching.  Our program implements a comprehensive, researched-based curriculum where students make connections to 21st century skills.  This is done through a cross-curricular program emphasizing science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM).  We also incorporate a well-designed language arts program that inspires observation and original thought.

 

beyond memorization

Thinking is visible in our classrooms. Our highly trained teachers create an environment that provides a myriad of thinking opportunities. The low student/teacher ratio fosters and develops relationships with the students, thereby building connections to their learning. Through inquiry-based learning and problem-solving, authentic learning is visible. Students are encouraged to wonder, ask questions, and solve problems to propel their learning at The Branch School.