CSG believes that the fundamental purpose of education is to enhance the quality of life of the individual, the global community and the environment. Education opens the door to options and opportunities, allows us to discover and realize our full potential, and teaches us to live in harmony with others and with nature.
Our curriculum at CSG is founded on a set of beliefs, values and research-based understandings that guide our entire educational program, and collectively inform the CSG Core Practices.
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|Students are highly capable, and in the right environment will rise to the challenges presented to them.||Set rigorous academic expectations and encourage students to push their intellectual and physical limits.|
|The best motivator for learning is student interest and desire.||Expect students to take responsibility for and direct their own learning.|
Students are innately curious, a trait that can be cultivated to motivate learning.
|Support and foster intellectual curiosity.|
|Student creativity & innovation are important and valuable markers of the human spirit and sources of learning and problem solving.||Encourage and support student creativity and innovation in academic, physical and social activities.|
|Together we can achieve more, as a diverse community that is supportive of individual contributions, ideas and talents.||Work together to benefit the health and wellbeing of the individual, the group, society and the world.|
|The relationship between student and teacher is a critical part of the learning experience.||Serve as instructors, advocates and mentors, providing students with continual support, encouragement and inspiration.|
|Leadership is teachable and is a path to self-determination & achieving goals.||Encourage students to view experiences through the lens of leadership, and to consider mistakes and setbacks as opportunities for learning and growth.|
|The present is best understood and appreciated when informed by the knowledge and experience of the past.||Highlight the stories and deeds of past “Greats” as hallmarks of humanity and human potential.|
|Students learn best through direct experience (Confucious: I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand).||Engage students in direct learning experiences as often as possible.|
|The health of the environment is fundamentally important to a high quality of life.||Practice and teach environmental conservation and Earth stewardship.|
|Constructive, meaningful assessment is an integral part of the learning process.||Challenge students to demonstrate and present their learning to a significant audience of peers, faculty, parents and community members.|