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Why SBCA?

CHOOSE SBCA. WE GROW LEARNERS.

At SBCA, we support students in developing the skills, mindset, and the desire to learn and acquire knowledge in all parts of life and with diverse people. We do this by developing the academic, social-emotional, creative, and physical components that encompass the whole child. Through integrated learning experiences that incorporate science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM), and social-emotional learning (SEL) students develop the skills that allow them to be independent and life-long learners.

Strong reading and writing skills are vital for our students to have as they enter junior high. Therefore, we emphasize a balanced approach to literacy that includes phonics, extended time to read and write in all content areas, and the expectation that students engage in collaborative conversations.  

HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?


We capitalize on time, a valuable commodity, by making every minute of the school day purposeful.

By extending the day and integrating subject matter during our “Core Weeks”, we are able to create more opportunities for students to learn how to read, write, and develop into strong mathematicians, scientists, and historians.

 

 

The 4 “Design Weeks”  provide students with an opportunity to engage in the Design Thinking process through purposeful activities in the arts and engineering disciplines, while also participating in a community connected experience that includes field trips and/or projects with community-based partnerships.

Students are provided with large blocks of time to think deeply and immerse themselves into the creative process.  Teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving are used as students engage in projects that encourage curiosity and develop student agency.


By focusing on both academic and social-emotional competencies, we cultivate adaptable, motivated, and skilled learners.

 

JOIN SBCA AND GROW WITH US!