From the first day of Early Childhood to Eighth Grade graduation, the HVWS faculty is dedicated to maximizing each student’s capacity to become his or her best self. In order to accommodate all different learning styles, the teachers incorporate a wide variety of activities into their lessons. Movement, recitation, painting and drawing, crafts, sculpting, games, singing, playing instruments –all help to supplement and complement the academic aspects of the curriculum, so there is usually at least one area in which each student can excel. It may happen, however, that a student experiences difficulties: physical, academic, cognitive, behavioral, or emotional. When a student is struggling, the teachers may call on the Educational Support Group for extra assistance in helping the student work through issues standing in the way of progress.
HVWS offers several different therapies, each of which addresses a different area of the child’s experience, with the common goal of supporting the educational process – the child’s ability to learn successfully – by strengthening the foundations on which higher learning capacities are based. The areas addressed by these therapies include physical coordination and balance, healthy neurological development, self-confidence, physical and emotional health, and cognitive and academic skills. The therapies we offer are:
The Educational Support Group maintains a Resource List of other therapists. The Pedagogical Resource Teacher may also be asked to provide individual or small-group academic assistance.