On November 10, Shore will host a virtual open house for families interested in all grades. According to Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management Daphne Faldi, “The virtual open house is an introductory opportunity for prospective families to hear from many different members of our community about the overall experience of the school.” Speaking about the Shore education and answering questions from attendees will be Clair Ward, Head of School; Sara Knox, Head of Lower School; Gustavo Carrera, Head of Upper School; and teachers, students, and alumni.Register here
Says Faldi, “This event is ideal for anyone who is wondering what learning looks like with a smaller student-teacher ratio, in an environment where every child is getting what they need, whether that’s in terms of academics or social-emotional support.”
Faldi particularly encourages attendance by those families whose child may not be challenged in their current school setting. “With the pandemic affecting learning for the past year and a half, many children have fallen behind, and teachers are having to move backward in their curriculum and review. But for the bright child who has been able to learn and progress despite the pandemic, that approach doesn’t work—they are bored in school. Shore’s program is designed to challenge that child.”
Topics on the agenda for the open house include social-emotional learning, parent involvement, students’ favorite moments, teachers’ strategies for engaging learners, and more.
The virtual event is just the first of many ways families may learn more about Shore, says Faldi. “We hope that after families participate in this virtual event they will want to come to campus and see the school in action—see the interaction between student and teacher and get a true sense of our community.” Shore will also host grade-level virtual information sessions throughout the fall and winter; these will delve more deeply into curriculum and the day-to-day program at specific grade levels.
Faldi urges all prospective families to visit Shore in person. “It’s remarkable to witness the joy our students have in learning. It’s one thing to talk about, but it’s another thing to see the students with their teachers, engaged, happy, and really curious. There’s a depth of connection that has to be seen to be truly understood.”