At Maple Hall Academy, we build our academic program on firm educational foundations. Our college preparatory courses are taught in a teacher directed style with experiential methodologies included daily to galvanize learning through experience.
Our experiential curriculum, which is tied in with Equine, Culinary Arts, and Ceramics along with Maple Hall’s performance standards are a philosophy and teaching approach that seeks to discover the inborn intelligences and unique potential inherent in each student. Technology in the form of Chromebooks is also used to augment the Maple Hall’s academic curriculum.
A personal approach is the Maple Hall way. Each student has his own Individual Learning Plan (ILP) designed personally for him. Academic staff members base his plan upon his outcomes from a wide range of assessments that test academic progress. They consider his personal academic history, his individual strengths and weaknesses, and his personal learning style.
The academic program is in turn woven into a comprehensive plan of care in which teachers, therapists and counselors work together to nurture the growth and development of the whole child—cognitive, social, physical and emotional.
Within our educational framework, teachers and staff seek to provide a safe, stimulating learning environment in which the teacher observes and leads each student as a helpful guide in a community of learners.
Employing a project-based, experiential approach to learning, we seek to help our students develop thinking and problem-solving skills as well as help them form trusting relationships. We help them learn to work and communicate well within groups as they develop confidence, self-direction and kind compassion for others.
Whether in the classroom, at Cedar Hill Farm or in the fields and woods of our campus, we prepare an environment where we may pursue a learning method and philosophy that shares with Jean Piaget the belief in the unlimited potential of humans. And we believe with Howard Gardner that a child has multiple intelligences awaiting discovery and nurturing, that education should not only teach children but also help position them to make the world a better place.