Teaching and Learning at Collegiate
Our program is designed and delivered with boys in mind. Following research, we know that most boys learn and flourish given certain practices. Our excellent teachers focus on these practices, outlined below, optimizing the experience for each and every student.
Boys Want to...
Boys need to understand there are many ways to be a boy. They need to learn to express emotion and develop empathy. They deserve teachers that understand and enjoy the unique and varied nature of boys.
Build Authentic Relationships
Boys need to build positive relationships with both peers and adults. They need to feel valued, be seen, and be known. Our teachers build trust and connection in and out of the classroom allowing our boys to be guided to reach their fullest potential.
Boys learn by doing. They are at their best when creating and building. Boys thrive when given engaging and purposeful tasks that involve joy and play as well as collaboration and competition.
Our liberal arts program provides our boys with a diverse menu of opportunities to explore and experience. In this single-gendered environment, our students can choose a wide variety of activities and expand on stereotypical paths.
In and out of the classroom, our boys find their voice and learn how to use it. Leadership opportunities exist in a variety of environments allowing students to grow the necessary courage to provide input and to question.
Rise to high expectations
Our teachers simultaneously meet our students where they are academically and socially and set high expectations for their success. Boys need to strive for excellence while learning to take risks and accept mistakes with grace.