Published in Pacelli Perspective

May 11, 2021


The core of our highly rated NJ private school’s success is in the dedicated and inspirational teaching staff.  They not only challenge their students to acquire skills and knowledge, but they enable their students to experiment, inquire, and develop the skills of creative thinking.  Fear of failure is reduced allowing freedom to explore new ideas. Students are encouraged to uncover subjects rather than simply cover topics.

Teachers at our top-rated Monmouth county private school are experts in designing a curriculum which is student centered meeting the student with a high interest curriculum.  Oak Hill Academy teachers believe as Google pronounces, “The world economy no longer pays you for what you know rather it pays for what you can do with what you know”.

NJ Private School Teachers use creativity in the classroom

They know creativity is putting student’s imagination to work.  It is applied imagination.  Innovation is putting new ideas into practice.  Creativity is about fresh thinking.  Cultivating creativity is one of the most interesting challenges for any teacher.  They realize that focusing on skills in isolation can kill interest in any discipline.  When students are motivated to learn, they naturally acquire the skills they need to get the work done.

 Teaching for creativity covers many areas.  For example:

 Wanting to converse with a person from another country will require learning the mechanics of their language.  Determining the amount of material to use to complete a house renovation will require math.  Writing a letter to apply for a job will require proper grammar and communication skills.  Understanding why people and countries behave in a certain manner will need a strong sense of customs and habits.  What is happening to our atmosphere will necessitate deep knowledge of science.  This list is obviously a small sample of why humans are positioned to learn.

Curiousity and human needs ignite the brain to be satisfied by interest and engagement.

 Excellent teachers realize that our knowledge grows as we acquire skills that we connect to useful applications.  Using proper grammar strengthens our thinking as we construct mindful writing.

NJ Private School Teachers use creativity in the classroom

Reading gives us the information to learn from the past values and the abilities to make good decisions.  Oak Hill teachers also understand that applying our skills gives us the ability to not “forget” and store useful knowledge in our brains.  Repeat usage makes this association learning more powerful than passivity.  Students who merely sit and stare gain little comprehension or anything else.  We must break the cycle of teacher lecture and then the student’s part is to listen and parrot back.  The result is we all move on without having the mastery to take our knowledge and connect to the past and anticipate the future.

Yes, teachers at our historic private school campus located in Lincroft, NJ are experts in designing the proper learning experience for their students.  The path is well planned out starting with an “Essential Question”.  A question which sparks curiosity in the student and presents a need to know is the building block of useful learning.  All this sets the stage for a lifetime of successful personal and academic endeavors.

Are you interested in learning more about our Monmouth County Private School? We invite you to join us virtually to tour our 20 acre campus and learn more what it means to join the Oak Hill Academy community. You may also go to a small group information session on a Friday morning.


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