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.
Spotlight: Middle School Humanities
As we head into the winter months, here is a recent view of Middle School Humanities:
"The class looked at technology that emerged in Europe during the Renaissance that made the Age of Exploration possible. Students made astrolabes to measure the height of objects around school by measuring the angle with which they were looking at the object using the astrolabe and the distance from the object with yard long string and rulers. They then inputted their data into a spreadsheet programmed to perform trigonometric equations to find the height. Then students researched information about 5 important inventions: the caravel, the magnetic compass, the astrolabe, gun powder, and the printing press."
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We are now in the 2014-2015 admissions season, for applicants entering Synapse in the 2015-2016 school year. To begin the process, sign up to attend a Synapse Prospective Parent Information Night. Applications are due January 22nd, 2015.