Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E . C O M 59 Schedule a campus tour to learn more about their dynamic program, meet their caring faculty, see the impressive facilities, and discover first-hand why students love learning at St. Mark's. St. Paul Lutheran School 701 W Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton, 33486 561-395-8548; St. Paul Lutheran places an emphasis on Christian faith as part of its curriculum for its Pre-K through 8 th grade students. Along with providing religious instruc- tion and leading children in the Christian faith, the school emphasizes excellence in the language arts, including reading, spelling, handwriting, literature, composi- tion, and grammar; as well as mathematics; the natural sciences, including a STEM and robotics program; the social sciences; computer science; Spanish; music; art; physical education; and varied extra-curric- ular activities. Unity School 101 NW 22nd St., Delray Beach, 33444 561-275-4414; Education at Unity School encompasses all aspects of the child and is based on the promotion of individual worth and dignity. The educational process at Unity incorporates brain-based learning and extensive family and parental involvement on and off campus. The school recognizes nine guiding universal prin- ciples, including love, forgiveness, equality, and wisdom. Pre-K students engage in a chal- lenging Montessori learning environment, while elementary school students transition to a progressive curriculum that is often a level ahead of standard curriculum. Middle School students engage in interdisciplinary projects in departmentalized classes, as they develop the independence needed for success. The Weiss School 4176 Burns Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, 33410 561-627-0740; The Weiss School program provides gifted children from Pre-K3 through eighth grade with an education that follows best practices for teaching gifted learners. Teaching emphasizes creativity, communication and critical thinking skills across the curriculum. The science program uses the research-based Full Option Science System (FOSS K-8) developed at University of California, Berkeley, which focuses on inquiry-based learning and active investigation. The Weiss School is the first in the United States to include an academic Taekwondo martial arts program required for all K through 8 students. Participation in band is compulsory for grades 3-5. Students from the school are frequently finalists and winners in STEM compe- titions at both state and national levels, MathCounts, and other academic compe- titions. In 2015 Weiss was named a 2014 Global Literacy Champion for its work in providing a library at a primary school in Lesotho.

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