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Please take time to explore the various pages within our Website. Throughout you will see strong examples of how our school operates for parents, students, staff and the community.
At Chilmark, we believe in an ongoing, positive, working relationship between home, school and the greater island community. We believe a sincere coordination of our efforts will help bring success to each and every child.
Our entire school program is carefully organized into Kindergarten & First grade, Second and Third grade and Fourth & Fifth grade classrooms. The multi-age program we have created recognizes and plans for a wide range of students' abilities. It provides for different rates of progress and adjusts to the individual's emotional, cognitive and social needs. We emphasize developing basic skills and support students to achieve their maximum each day while fostering a healthy respect for learning.
The Responsive Classroom is the social curriculum of choice at the Chilmark School. This approach to building a learning community is built around six central components that integrate teaching, learning and caring into the daily routine. These components are expressed in the context of commonly shared values such as honesty, fairness and respect. They are implemented through the development and strengthening of social skills such as cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self-control.
Our primary goal is to ensure children will love to learn and in the process gain self-esteem that will enable each child to act throughout their lives as responsible, concerned, and caring human beings.
Head of School
HEAD OF SCHOOL