Philosophy of Broomfield Academy
Broomfield Academy’s goal is to provide an education to individual students, which helps each learner be exceptional, accelerated and creative.
At Broomfield Academy, teachers create Individualized Learning Goals (ILG) for each child. This is done to assure that there is a plan in place to develop every aspect of a child’s learning needs (interests, language arts, math, social, and emotional).
During a typical day at Broomfield Academy, students may be working independently or in a small group, while at other times they may be engaged in whole-group activities.
As stated in their ILG, students will identify their interest or passion and plan the manner in which they will explore and present this topic to their teacher and peers. It could be through a model, presentation, written report, or art.
At Broomfield Academy, we believe our blend of academic, social, and emotional goals helps our students to become confident and successful.
Exceptional and Accelerated Learners
Teachers at Broomfield Academy work to create an accelerated learning environment. Utilizing a variety of ‘best practice’ methods, the school works to create an environment where students are encouraged to do their best and achieve high standards in their academic assignments.
Broomfield Academy class sizes are small, and students typically achieve at an average academic standard of one grade level above in core academic subjects. Through specific, thoughtful, and challenging, yet realistic, personal academic goals, our students are able to academically achieve far more than most students in a more traditional school setting.
Our smaller class sizes allow our teachers and our students more opportunities to share, participate, question, and answer – leading to more opportunities to express creativity. Traditionally, students may spend much of their class time using convergent thinking skills – to come up with the ‘correct answer.’
However, at Broomfield Academy our classes participate in critical and divergent thinking, encouraging our students to become questioners, thinkers, and communicators. In this age of widely available information, children need to learn how to become critical thinkers.
"Outside of the box" thinking is necessary in today’s world, especially in scientific and artistic fields of study. In addition to creative problem solving in their core academic subjects, our students enjoy enrichment courses related to drama, world music, world languages and cultures, dance and public speaking.