New Pacific School Philosophy
Q. What do you mean by social emotional learning?
Social-emotional learning or SEL is an approach to whole-child learning that underlines academics with social and self-reflective skills. SEL develops a scholar’s self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills giving them a solid, but adaptive, framework for school, work, and life success.
Q. What does scholar-leader mean?
New Pacific believes an educated person in the 21st century should be an empathetic, balanced, inclusive, self-directed, resilient lifelong learner. We focus on developing a scholar-leader who embodies these traits. We combine academic (scholar) qualities of inquisitiveness, creativity, an analytical approach to problem solving, and persuasive communication skills with leadership training. Leaders are skilled in the habits of success: responsibility, compassion, collaboration, and courage with integrity. The scholar-leader is able to assess problems at any scale and use acquired knowledge to enact a sustainable impact.
Q. What do you mean by connectedness?
Connectedness at New Pacific means scholars, parents, teachers, and administrators feel a sense of belonging and care from their school. scholars at New Pacific School can be confident that the school and other adults want the best for them as self-defining individuals. Everyone can connect to the school and each other in a safe, welcoming, and enriching way.
Q. How do you use technology in the classroom without scholars having too much screen time?
New Pacific takes a balanced approach to technology. We integrate age-appropriate eLearning tools to support our social-emotional learning and academic mission. We understand that children need media literacy as well as media proficiency to thrive in our modern world. We teach scholars to use technology in a an active, engaged and purposeful way – on that promotes collaboration and connectedness.