During these years the student develops self regulated behavior, concentration, independence, confidence and an interest in learning about his/her world.
Thirst for knowledge, power of imagination, morality and what society (the child’s own group) considers to be right and wrong, collaborative projects.
Students in this stage move from concrete representation to abstract thinking. They bring order to various disconnected facts and are able to think hypothetically.
During these years of development, adolescents experience significant cognitive, physical, emotional, social, and moral growth. The three most significant areas of intellectual development at this time are: metacognition (the ability to think about one’s thinking), hypothetical reasoning (the ability to consider the “what ifs?”), abstract reasoning (the ability to grapple with enormous complex concepts such as democracy, revolution, and integrity.
Students have access to a dynamic after-school enrichment program that exposes them to additional lessons in music, dance, martial arts, theater, gymnastics, Spanish, STEM, art and other activities as an extension of their everyday curriculum.