Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission

Synapse School combines social-emotional learning, leading-edge academics, and the practice of innovation to develop gifted learners into the change makers of tomorrow.

Innovation joined with actualization

  • Innovation, creativity, and design-thinking shall be practiced in core academics as well as fine arts and technology
  • Innovation studios & mentors shall support students in concept exploration, iteration, and the pursuit of projects to completion
  • Computer Science, an essential new medium for innovation in the digital age, shall be integrated into the curriculum

Outstanding academics that fulfill individual promise

  • Maximize academic potential through continuous improvement, a growth mind-set, and knowing students as individuals
  • Utilize a constructivist, integrative, and project-based approach that deeply engages students and has real-world relevance
  • Support the development of core academic skills with focused instruction, deliberate practice, and consistent feedback

Change Makers

  • Impact the world in positive and authentic ways
  • Are robustly prepared for real-world challenges that require the integration of academic, creative, and social-emotional domains
  • Are not defined by numbers or scale: To make a positive change in the life of one person brings positive change to the world
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