At Stony Brook School, we follow an emergent, project-based curriculum that builds upon children's interests and skills, as inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. Our teachers have been trained to carefully observe the children's activities, and will reflect upon their experiences and understanding in order to encourage further experimenting, questions, and opportunities for critical thinking and analysis. Through documentation, such as photographs, verbal transcripts, interviews, individual portfolios, and a weekly classroom digest, parents will have the opportunity to stay connected to what their child is learning during their time with us.
Play, provocations, process and partnerships are some of the keywords that you will hear regarding the philosophy and approach at Stony Brook School. What do they mean in our context, and how are they relevant to your child's development? How do we view parents/caregivers as partners in a child's educational journey?