The strengths of the one-room schoolhouse meet the challenges of the 21st century.
An independent middle school for students in grades 6 through 8.
26 Dec 2018

Did Four Winds assign homework?


Four Winds School did not believe in assigning homework for students. In fact, there are many studies that suggest that “there is no evidence to demonstrate that homework benefits students below high school age.” We prefered students use their after-school time to spend time with their families, participate in extra curricular activities, or relax!

The only times that students brought home schoolwork is if they did not finish their biweekly work during the appointed time (due to poor time …

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26 Dec 2018

What was the school like socially?


Our small size allowed students to get to know each other and themselves in a way that is especially valuable for their age. After just a few months of the school year, our small, tight-knit community often took on a family dynamic. Additionally, the flexibility of our program allowed us to address social issues as they arose, something which is not generally possible at larger middle school but is invaluable for adolescent development.

What was the school like socially?2024-06-03T10:20:47-04:00
26 Dec 2018

What did the students do for physical activity?


We placed a high value on both work and play. For that reason, our daily lunch break was an hour long. During that time, many students chose to take advantage of the school’s field, kickball field, swings, four square court, and half-basketball court. The school had a collection of outdoors toys on hand for everyone’s use. Students were also welcome to bring their own school appropriate, outdoor equipment for break time. Students had also maintained their ties to their community …

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What did the students do for physical activity?2024-06-03T10:21:31-04:00
26 Dec 2018

What made Four Winds different from other schools?


Four Winds truly offered an individualized education. Students worked at their own level of achievement in all subjects, receiving individual help from teachers, and making progress daily. Working at their own pace and their own level meant that students were challenged every day. Students at Four Winds quickly gained academic confidence, knowing that they could meet these daily challenges and that they would never be behind or lost.

Four Winds was a safe, nurturing environment where students would never feel like …

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What made Four Winds different from other schools?2024-06-03T10:22:42-04:00
26 Dec 2018

Why choose a private middle school?


Many educators recognize the middle school years as the pivotal point of a child’s educational career. In the transition from elementary school to high school, many children lose the openness and willingness to engage that characterizes the earlier years of their education. Finding a middle school setting that genuinely engages your child and actively builds on their sense of academic accomplishment significantly improves the likelihood of success for your child in high school and beyond.

Why choose a private middle school?2021-07-30T18:36:41-04:00
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