As you research different education options for your child, you are looking for a unique approach that will give your son or daughter the best chance of success after graduation. The “whole student” approach is a growing movement in education, and can be an effective method for helping students become their best selves. The "whole student," or "whole child," approach incorporates the student’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This teaching method provides education with both rigorous academics and personal development. Schools using this method provide programs and settings that ensure students are safe, healthy, supported, challenged, and engaged throughout their schooling.
There is a lot of value in offering students a safe environment to express themselves and explore their interests. This allows and encourages students to flourish and recognize their best abilities. In a more traditional learning environment, students often do not even consider engaging in self-exploration. In a “whole student” environment, students can exercise their curiosity, and develop a passion for lifelong learning.
The “whole student” model helps young people understand themselves, and develop a sense of purpose in their schoolwork and activities. Being able to actively participate in their own learning benefits students by helping them develop self-confidence and a sense of purpose.
Traditional methods of teaching emphasize academic success. The “whole student” approach incorporates academics, as well as methods and environments for promoting a student’s intellectual and emotional well-being. The value of this approach is that it enables students to leave school with greater personal development, setting them up for success not just in college, but also in the workplace, and life in general.
Understanding a school's philosophy of “whole student” education is an important step in choosing the best school for your child. If you want your child to have a top-notch education and benefit from the physical, emotional and spiritual growth of a “whole student” program, contact us today at GatewayAmerica@mac.com to learn more about enrolling at Gateway America.