Published in Pacelli Perspective

September 30, 2021

Thoughtful Learning     

People like to know why they are asked to do things.  They value an enterprise whose purposes are clear.  This is why schools need to have standards in their subject matter and a syllabus for their curriculum.  Clear goals give the learner a sense of what is expected and what success looks like.  Most standards therefore use the phrase, “I will be able to _________,” to make the outcome crystal clear.

However, beyond the usual academic work, schools must also offer a very broad view of life to help reach far into topics like respect and integrity.  In order for a society to succeed, moral values must be central to the learning process.  With this parallel goal, all other subjects will have maximum value and effectiveness.  Respectful communities like Oak Hill Academy in Lincroft, NJ, understand that as a top private school, values are a necessary ingredient in a child’s total development, which is infused in the school’s practice of thoughtfulness.

Here the student must be at the center of this character building process.  It can not be superficial exposure, but an atmosphere of mutual respect between adults and students.  Learners must have a voice, be responsible, and be highly considerate of other people and their ideas.

Adaptive Learning in the best Monmouth County Private School

Oak Hill Academy uses something called the “Portrait of a Graduate” as a plan to guide the overall development of the individual student.  (See below for a detailed description.)  With these goals as a roadmap, the child can transition into a happy, healthy, and productive adult.

“Portrait of a Graduate”

Oak Hill Academy is a NJ private school that is co-educational, independent, nonsectarian, and nonprofit for grades pre-kindergarten through eight. Oak Hill Academy is dedicated to a traditional, challenging, and caring learning environment that encourages comprehensive thought processes and deep understandings; thus promoting the wholesome intellectual, emotional, moral, and physical lifetime growth of our students. If you want to learn more about what makes Oak Hill Academy one of the best private school in NJ, visit us online at www.oakhillacademy.com , or subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when we post more topics.

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Oak Hill Academy is a Monmouth County NJ private school that is co-educational, independent, nonsectarian, and nonprofit for grades per-kindergarten through eight.

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