Spring Hill Academy, our Elementary program,
offers an enriched curriculum with a
STEAM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics),
creativity based, academically challenging, and whole-child education.
Please select a program below to learn more:
Spring Hill Academy’s inquiry-based and hands-on program engages students in to think with a “scientific mind.” They approach learning by questioning, hypothesizing, researching, testing and drawing informed conclusions. They are encouraged to be creative, discover their own talents, learn who they are and how they learn best to reach their potential, and gain the skills needed to succeed and thrive as they advance in their educational journey and prepare to become leaders of their generation.
At a historic and magical natural-setting campus . . .
with a beautiful playground, students climb trees, build forts, walk in a secret garden, visit with friends in the school’s teepee, feed chickens, and gather fresh eggs and fresh vegetables from the garden, which they prepare and cook in the school kitchen. These are a few reasons our students love their school!
From a curriculum that goes beyond stressful testing . . .
Spring Hill is committed to providing an education based on advanced academics that promote meaningful learning with evaluation and assessment. At Spring Hill instead of assigning desks from an early age where students must be passive while an adult lectures, students have the opportunity to experiment and discover beyond books. They are fully engaged and self-motivated in the process of learning through hands-on activities and student research. They learn to own their education and become self-motivated students in love with learning. At Spring Hill we strongly believe that our students should be allowed to ask questions when they wonder, instead of waiting for the right time, when the magical moment is gone. At Spring Hill, no question is too insignificant to be answered, and no idea is too inordinate to be discarded. Foreign language helps prepare our students to be active participants in our global world. Music, art, drama, and physical education give our students opportunities to find their passion.
With committed, passionate teachers . . .
students are empowered to follow their interests and discover their passion in life while gaining knowledge about a variety of subject matters. Our qualified and passionate teachers are fully engaged in their students’ learning. They work individually with each student and become a mentor, offering guidance and support for a positive learning experience so each student may fulfill his or her full potential and succeed. They encourage students to become independent and critical thinkers, and confident communicators. Spring Hill teachers have a love of continual learning and are knowledgeable about the latest research regarding the needs of students in the 21st century.
In small classes and multi-age classrooms . . .
teachers have the opportunity to observe their students closely and gain insight into their strengths and weaknesses. Through close observation and supervision, the students are able to excel in areas of their strengths and get support in the areas that are challenging to them. A multi-year relationship between teachers and students fosters mentoring opportunities for teachers and peers.
In a non-judgmental community . . .
based on friendship and respect, Spring Hill students are encouraged to challenge themselves to reach their full potential. Students also learn social responsibility and support their peers and classmates, working as a team to overcome any difficulties that one might have. Every day through “I Message” interactions, students have the opportunity to find a strong voice to express themselves. They learn to make informed decisions and find solutions that work for all. Student council fosters confidence and promotes leadership opportunities. Spring Hill is a place where learning is enjoyable, achievement is valued, and every child has the opportunity to become his or her best self.
To prepare our students to become members of the world community . . .
Spring Hill is committed to expanding students’ global awareness. Cultural subjects are important aspects of the curriculum. Students learn about different cultures, their similarities and differences. They study the importance of peaceful conflict resolution toward a more peaceful world. In addition, our bilingual classes (beginning with our Toddler program) are an important part of Spring Hill’s effort to educate students with global awareness. Learning a foreign language is a priceless gift that allows students to not only connect with the wider spectrum of people worldwide, but also be in a leadership position as they follow their paths to careers.