Values

We Value…

Connectedness.
Children learn best when they feel part of a community of learners. At The Kineo School, we strive to build strong relationships with our students and their families as well as the broader community.

Democracy.
The best way to create engaged, informed future citizens is to teach young people critical thinking and collective decision-making.

Inquiry Skills.
Twenty-first century learning is less about collecting and remembering knowledge and more about accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing knowledge in new, innovative ways.

Literacy and Mathematics.
Reading, writing, and mathematics are key skills and best practices have shown effective ways to develop readers, writers and mathematical thinkers.

Nature.
Connecting to the natural world and time in nature and exercise are important for a healthy body and mind.

Play and Exploration.
Learning is more authentic when fueled by curiosity.  Play is a powerful tool to organize ideas and inspire new thinking.

Service.
We have a duty to positively impact our world in some way.  “The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away.” -Picasso

Teacher Collaboration.
Educators understand how to best assess student understanding and use that knowledge of students, learning, and human development to help students grow and succeed.