School culture can be defined as the guiding beliefs and values embodied in the way a school operates. ‘School culture’ can be used to encompass the attitudes, expectations, behaviors, and values that impact how a school operates.
The staff at the Westport Day School understands the importance of creating a warm, safe, fun, and challenging environment for their students. Upon entering the school, you will immediately notice the sense of family, and the positive energy that seems to flow throughout the school. We pride ourselves on providing a truly collaborative and inspiring learning environment.
Some facts about our learning environment:
- Class sizes are small, with 2-6 students per class. This is small enough to be therapeutic, yet large enough to promote a collaborative learning experience.
- Technology is embedded in the delivery of education, including cutting-edge apps and computer-adaptive curriculum. Students are encouraged to use laptops in class. iPad technology will also be readily available. Though we recognize the importance of technological learning, we also utilize traditional teaching materials such as textbooks, books, and magazines (e.g., National Geographic, Scientific American).
- Our staff believes in active learning and takes a multi-sensory approach to education. Hands-on learning is an essential component of the WDS experience.
- There is a true sense of collaboration between students and teachers. We encourage students to work together and support one another in a positive way. Our environment fosters tolerance, respect, and collaboration, and creates opportunities for inspirational learning!