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Kapka Cooperative School


Founded in 1988, KapKa Cooperative School provides an exceptional progressive, integrative education for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. Our experience-based curriculum is developed through annual themes that inspire the students, providing an engaging vehicle through which they master fundamental academics. Join us for our open house Nov. 12, 2015 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to see the school, meet teachers and learn more about the key elements of our unique educational approach: • A focus on the joy of learning. We strive to create lifelong learners by helping students discover their passion and intrinsic motivation. At KapKa, children explore and ask questions to find answers, as opposed to passively receiving and recalling facts. They learn-by-doing and become flexible problem solvers. KapKa educators create a safe environment, a place where children feel confident taking risks and challenging themselves. • A respect for the individual. KapKa’s teacher-student ratios never exceed 1:14 and with additional parent volunteers, we can customize instruction to help every child reach her or his potential. Because each child learns a little differently, KapKa teachers offer students multiple paths to reach their educational goals. Children are able to find a route that resonates with their learning style. • Students are empowered and responsible. Students help guide the direction of their studies and social aspects of the school, fostering children invested in their own education. Students are encouraged to advocate for themselves and their values, and accept the consequences of their actions. The children learn to work collaboratively and assume leadership roles. • Teachers are accountable and free to shape curriculum. KapKa’s teachers believe in following educational best-practices and are not limited by outdated, entrenched approaches or held back by slow-moving bureaucracies. They have the professional freedom to adjust the curriculum as needed. Instructors are eager to engage parents and explain their teaching strategies, methodology and objectives.

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