We believe in developing each student to their fullest potential. This involves providing both a rigorous academic program and a science-based foundation for human development. 

Developmental Science is the integration of neuroscience and developmental psychology. It offers us a scientific foundation for healthy individual formation. In contrast to academic testing alone, it provides a more integrated educational framework through which educators can apply a range of immersive curricula and experiences to foster healthy human development as well as advanced academic readiness. 

“Being successful means having the Agency to make active choices about one’s life path, possessing the Competencies to adapt to the demands of different contexts, and incorporating different aspects of oneself into an Integrated Identity.
— “Foundations for Young Adult Success” - June 2015

Developmental science points us to three essential elements for a healthy passage through middle school: