What is the kindergarten readiness checklist?
Excerpt from Busy Toddler, published 3/12/2023 Kindergarten readiness is a hot buzzword right now in the United States. It’s a product of the overwhelming urge to help kids be academically advanced in school under the misguided notion that “earlier is better.” The logic being [...]
One Size Does Not Fit All. Flexible Education Models May Be the Answer.
The pandemic taught us many things, particularly in the world of education. Many families realized that the structure of a classroom was essential for their child’s learning — and that without access to that structure, kids struggled both academically and socially. On the other [...]
How Do You Know if You Have Chosen the Best Educational Setting for Your Child?
We recently asked New Pacific School’s Roseville Principal, Eric Garber, “How can a parent know if they have chosen the best educational setting for their child?” Staying true to New Pacific School’s child-centered approach, he advised, “Look to your child for answers.” Is your [...]
Post-pandemic Fallout? Don’t give up hope yet, California.
Summary There is a 10-point spread on average, showing how Pacific Charter Institute schools did not suffer the learning loss compared to the state totals. No one will argue against the fact that the pandemic changed our children’s lives in ways we possibly cannot [...]
How to End the Battle over Homework (for Kids and Caregivers)
Families of even young students have been reporting increased stress and anxiety around homework. It’s heartbreaking for educators to hear family time is replaced with homework battles to the point the parent-child relationship is suffering. Does this sound like your family? Increased frustrations with [...]
Meet our Family & Community Outreach Leader – Angela Bickelmann!
Meet our Family & Community Outreach Leader – Angela Bickelmann! Hello! My name is Angie. I am a mom and a teacher, and I am really excited about New Pacific School. I am passionate about project-based learning because I’ve seen the positive impact it [...]
All Students are Welcomed at New Pacific School
Is New Pacific School exclusively open to a few types of learners? Absolutely not! This myth came up during a recent conversation with a local preschool director about New Pacific School. He was short-staffed and busy, but he wanted to learn more about New [...]
Taking Community Commitment Seriously
At New Pacific Schools we believe in creating community. Within our schools we foster that community spirit between students, teachers, administrators, and families. As members of a larger community, we build connections between leaders, non-profit organizations, business, and community members at-large. We think it’s [...]