Learning Model

If you were to peek into a classroom at any point during the school day, you would see our students’ learning focused on three pillars:  Core Academics, Social-Emotional Development, and Difference & Inclusion.

  • Core Academics:  Our students will develop deep mastery of knowledge and skills.  They will be challenged, supported, and will make real life connections to their learning.
  • Social-Emotional Development:  We want our graduates to know and be confident in themselves, and have strong relationships with their peers.
  • Difference & Inclusion:  We believe it is important for students to learn to work alongside peers across lines of difference.  This will be necessary for them to practice self-understanding and empathy in order to solve complex problems that exist in our world.

CWC Kansas City’s model of curriculum and instruction is built to support diverse learners in the pursuit of understanding and connection.

Our approach to developing understanding and connection is heavily influenced by a theory of learning and thinking, called “constructivism” that is based on the idea that students learn through the process of “constructing” their own understanding of new information and ideas. New ideas are connected to a student’s experiences and existing understanding of the world, in order to create personal and deeper meaning, rather than rote memorization.

CWC Kansas City selects instructional techniques and materials, and supports teachers in adapting and adjusting them to meet the unique needs of all learners.

By ensuring that students are given a variety of different means of learning the material and the opportunity to construct their own understanding, we ensure that all students achieve and realize their full potential.