Welcome from the Head of School


At Synapse we ask students “who do you think you are?” We teach them to be intentional each day because it’s the choices we make about what we believe, what we do, that makes up who you are and who you can become.

What do we do at Synapse? We educate change makers by focusing keenly on social emotional learning, innovation, and leading edge academics. Each year, we choose a theme that is the framework for our curriculum - how we think about what we do. This year’s theme, “turning point,” has already ignited ideas and initiatives throughout our school.

The Synapse program is designed to showcase the power of blending emotional intelligence with constructivist learning, a philosophy of teaching based on the belief that students learn by constructing their own knowledge. Our teachers build classroom communities and relationships based on trust, an essential ingredient in teaching and learning, and cultivate curiosity, creativity, innovation and risk-taking in our students. We look forward to introducing you to our exceptional teachers as you explore Synapse.

Now in our twelfth year, we have transformed from an idea into an aspirational and inspirational model of a learning community. I invite you to visit us so that you can experience this one-of-a-kind school for yourself.


Jim Eagen
Head of School