On Monday, Jan. 30, parents joined Head of School Christopher D. Burner '80, Associate Head of School Kate Mueller, Director of College Counseling Gunnar W. Olson and Reserve faculty and administration in a special Town Hall meeting to discuss the topic of the school's evolving independent curriculum.
The new curriculum will be launched in the 2017-18 school year and is guided by neuroscience and a deep understanding of teaching today's adolescents. The curriculum is designed to enhance collaboration, decelerate the pace of the day, foster balance and continue the academic rigor for which Reserve is known. The Town Hall was especially focused on Reserve's move beyond AP courses, which will bring new flexibility and vitality into the classroom, and end the limiting practice of "teaching to the test."
"We are very excited about courses that will provide a strong academic foundation and empower students to achieve a level of critical thinking, passion for learning, and 21st century skills for the world ahead," said Mueller.