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The Saklan Approach

The Saklan approach begins with our size. Being small has amazing advantages, especially inside the classroom. With small classes, we can fully realize the Saklan Core Values throughout our school.

Teaching isn’t confined to the written lesson, or the standard objectives of the curriculum. Our hands-on curriculum provides Saklan teachers the ability to easily turn their curriculum on a dime, focusing on exploration and the process of discovery. Students master confidence, through expression and individual development as they become effective, competent, and caring members of society.

Our classroom extends beyond our school through the Saklan focus on experiential learning. Fieldwork connects our curriculum with the real world and develops a lifelong love of learning.

At The Saklan School, we believe the best teaching comes from connected educators having a deep understanding of each student. When the focus is on the student as an individual, the teacher can easily care for the academic, social, and emotional growth starting in the early years and leading into early adolescence.

You’ll find the learning environment at Saklan focused on providing a well-rounded atmosphere. It is challenging, yet we strike the perfect balance between academics and enrichment. Spanish, Music, Art, Physical Education, and Library, all enhance a student’s ability to discover more about themselves and the world around them. Saklan is a place where students are safe to take risks, reach beyond one’s comfort zone, and discover true passion. From the first day of school, to the last, students can expect to receive dedicated teacher support, understanding, and encouragement.

Classrooms also thrive on compassion and social-emotional learning through collaboration. We create an engaging atmosphere for all to benefit by encouraging students to share their knowledge and learning strategies, treating each other respectfully, and focusing on high levels of understanding. Collaboration helps students listen to diverse opinions, support knowledge claims with evidence, engage in critical and creative thinking, and participate in open and meaningful dialogue.

The Saklan approach IS smaller classes, larger world. We invite you to come and see for yourself.