The goal of the Community Partnership School is to prepare students for every opportunity. Upon their graduation from CPS in 5th grade, they will be capable of succeeding at any top independent, parochial, charter or public school.
The Community Partnership School uses a child-centered approach to capitalize on the belief that all children are highly motivated and interested in learning. Teachers guide children through a learning process that allows them to pursue their individual talents and interests. They learn about respect and responsibility, as well as reading, writing and arithmetic. They learn to listen, share and cooperate – skills needed to succeed in the creative atmosphere of an independent school. The development of the child takes place through a range of hands-on activities, which are actually “work” for young children. Concurrently, books, computers, and other building blocks of learning are used to develop skills and create enough independence for children to act on their own ideas.
The Independent School Difference
What does it mean that Community Partnership School is an independent school?
An independent school is a special category of non-public school. Independent schools are “independent” because they are independently governed by a board of trustees, and are supported by tuition payments, charitable contributions and endowment revenue. This makes them distinct from public and charter schools, which are supported by tax dollars, and parochial schools, which are generally funded by a combination of church dollars and tuition.
All independent schools share one important goal: a commitment to providing an academically challenging environment that motivates students to achieve excellence.
This commitment to excellence makes a difference. Independent schools consistently produce graduates who complete college and pursue advanced degrees.
At Community Partnership School, the independent school advantage means that students are working at their own pace in classrooms of no more than fourteen students. For many parts of the school day, the student to teacher ratio is less than six to one. This type of individual attention encourages each child to discover their true strengths, talents and interests.