We strive for a future of success and happiness for our students. In our service to children, we maintain that academics are certainly very important, but more so is the staging of opportunities. Research shows that opportunity is not just luck. It is a sense of knowing what is right, necessary, meaningful, and unique or special at the time. How do children learn this?
They learn by trying hard, working through, gaining from failure, and achieving success each and every day in a variety of ways. That is why what we offer, and stand by, is a hearty program packed with learning that involves every sense, every perspective, and every experience we can muster in our humble, but very effective, learning environments.
Parents often tell us, “____ loves Warren-Walker School, but we just want to make sure that he/she is in a good place through high school, so…”
There’s no question that there are good private high schools in San Diego County. We have many alumni at Francis Parker School, The Bishop’s School, La Jolla Country Day, Cathedral Catholic, Saint Augustine’s, Our Lady of Peace, and others. The question is, has your child experienced enough of what we have to offer to ensure success, not just through high school, but for a life time?
Has he had the depth and breadth of experiences that we offer that will help him choose the right high school? Is she truly a respectful and responsible citizen, successful scholar, and independent thinker? Has he taken charge of his learning, or does he depend on you (or television or some other device) to engage his mind when not in school?
I love this quote from NY Times columnist, Arthur C. Brooks, who says what’s best is to “First, collect experiences...” Also, he adds, “It is memories in the ether of our consciousness that last a lifetime, there for us to enjoy again and again.” Then later, he says, “…make sure you know what is the transcendental truth at the center of your wheel, and make that your focus.”
Headmistress Pamela Volker
Wednesday February, 25, 2015
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