Our number one goal at Forest Hill Academy is to build a solid foundation where every child will learn how to grow into dynamic life in Christ. We do this by caring for the whole child (spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively).
We provide different ways to teach each child just as each child learns in different specific modalities. We do this by using Howard Garners Multiple Intelligences, which allows us to teach the children through, musical, visual, verbal, logical, kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalistic ways.
We believe in a Reggio Emilia inspired classroom with play-based, hands-on learning. Children learn to problem solve, build relationships, develop critical thinking skills and build leadership skills among other things.
We promote stimulated learning by encouraging kids to experiment with different toys, including our Montessori inspired toys which allow them to create open ended play.
We want to further our church mission statement to build bridges that connect everyone to dynamic life in Christ. We strive to create disciples. We use the Orange curriculum that partners the church and home to have a greater impact on our children.
We want our kids to grow up understanding God made them, loves them and Jesus wants to be their forever friend. We want to influence their faith by creating a strong foundation.
Our intellectual curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for the skills and content taught in Common Core Standards for Communication and Literacy taught in public schools across the United States. In addition in our older classes we continually have new STEM experiments and educational toys which allow our teachers to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math into their daily schedules.
Lastly, in our infant classrooms we use Baby Signs. When using baby signs the babies are able to tell us how they feel, what they want and what they are thinking in conjunction with developing verbal communication skills.