At the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School, we strive to offer learning experiences that are active, meaningful, and integrated across multiple disciplines. We focus on the whole child to support all areas of development: socio-emotional, cognitive, language, physical – motor and perceptive, creativity and the arts.
EPCS model of teaching and learning is based on a socio-constructivist approach, in which children are actively engaged in the learning process, with a focus on the social and collaborative dimensions of learning.
Curriculum at EPCS develops through an interactive process between the child, the teacher and the environment. In each classroom group, there is a balance between teacher-planned activities and those activities that emerge from the children’s interests, abilities, and needs.
Our emergent curriculum is based on inquiry, problem solving, discovery and application of key issues and concepts. It points to connections within and across disciplines characterized by project-based, authentic learning, allowing more in-depth study of topics arising from children’s curiosity and queries.