Educating future change makers
An independent elementary and middle school in Menlo Park, CA, Synapse offers an advanced academic curriculum fully integrated with social emotional learning. The program is carefully designed as a model school to demonstrate the power of blending Six Seconds’ emotional intelligence programs with leading-edge instruction that is brain-based, project driven, and based on constructivist learning in school-wide themes. Our combined-grade classes are small, with two co-teachers in each classroom. Our progressive assessment culminates in personalized education plans for each student rather than evaluation by a traditional grading system. With the goal of educating future change makers, who are prepared to take on the world's many challenges, Synapse provides an engaging intellectual environment for students.
Two Level IV Students Place in National Theater On Ice Competition
Synapse Level IV students Meghan Rydel and Evie Cundy recently won the Bronze Medal with their Novice San Francisco Ice Theater team at the 2014 National Theater on Ice competition in Dearborn, MI. They also won for most creative costumes and makeup, an impressive feat in their first year as a novice team competing against twelve other teams from across the United States.
Bay Area Chinese Speech Contest - Level III 1st Place Champion!
On Saturday, April 26th, Audrey Acken won first prize at the 39th annual Bay Area Chinese Speech Contest out of 600+ students. Each speech in the competition was three minutes long, on a topic of the student’s choice. Audrey’s speech focused on a few specific experiences with Synapse teachers that have made a significant impression on her. Synapse feels honored to have been included in Audrey's award-winning speech. Her memories offer an inspiring reminder of the power that teachers, and all of us as individuals, can have on those around us without even realizing our reach. Thank you, Audrey, and congratulations!
Synapse Sixth Grader Wins Calchess Scholastic State Championship
Also on April 26th, four Synapse Students attended the Calchess Scholastic State Championships. Liam Jeffers, Ryan Jeffers, David Abrams, and Daniel Mendelevitch represented our school at the most prestigious and largest (~1000 kids) chess tournament in California.
Daniel, representing Synapse, won first place in his section, and is now state champion. Liam and Ryan also took home trophies and David was excited tocompete for the first time. Congratulations to all four of our students for such a successful event!
Applications were due January 15, 2014. Applications received after January 15th will be considered after March 20th in our second pool of applicants on a space-available basis. Application fees will be due upon activation of the process should space be available in the applicant's grade level. The likelihood of admission from the second applicant pool is greater in the middle school grades given our expansion plans for next year.
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