STUDENTS DON'T JUST KNOW... THEY DO
At Rectory we are student-centered. Students who are makers and doers are motivated to find not just the answer, but to ask, "Why?" Rectory students apply what they have learned to new and novel situations. They are the kinds of students who can identify a problem and develop an actionable solution. This High-Value Learning makes the classroom experience more compelling than teacher-centered approaches, and it takes the learning outside of the classroom.
Rectory's March Experiential Learning Program (MELP) offers middle school students the opportunity to develop the courage to explore new experiences and new adventures. This innovative program encourages all students to thrive in a compelling hands-on environment where the emphasis is on teamwork and creative problem solving.
WE ARE FAMILY
We work hard to foster a community built on mutual and unwavering acceptance for one another. And while we set an expectation that this level of acceptance will exist at the core of the Rectory Community, we understand that, with elementary and middle school children, there will be moments when students fall short. These are the moments when we work even harder-- encouraging our students to dig deep and practice responsibility, respect, honesty, and compassion. These are the moments that build strength of character. These moments result in the sincere respect our students have for one another that make our community feel less like a school and more like a family.
WE CHANGE LIVES
Our approach at Rectory is to ensure that all students are understood, challenged, and encouraged-- not just academically and socially, but personally. As a result, we witness great outcomes. Academic skills are important to be successful in secondary school. Academic skills combined with confidence prepares students for life. This confidence comes from overcoming challenges, from working through tough issues, and from true growth. It comes from feedback from adults who are paying attention and have the best interest of students in mind.
Alumni often reflect on the impact Rectory made on them, often in ways they couldn't even imagine when there were students. The impact of the Rectory experience is so profound, it lasts a lifetime.