Instructional Format at Carlbrook School
The founders understand that in order to promote scholastic excellence it is imperative to develop a curriculum that engages young minds. Carlbrook School does this through the utilization of a variety of teaching formats that require the student to take an active role in the learning process and the employment of innovative academic scheduling and self-direction to simulate a more collegiate atmosphere. Such formats encourage a lively exchange of ideas among students and faculty and allow each student significant input in his or her academic development. These objectives are further enhanced through the use of faculty and peer tutoring, exceptionally small classes (approximately 6-12 students per class) and a controlled learning environment that minimizes distraction. Combined with the school’s advanced curriculum and rigorous schedule, this format delivers qualitative benefits increasingly hard to find in schools of all types.
Finally, it should be noted that the school’s Academic and Advisor Programs are highly interrelated, reinforcing each other and identifying those issues that have hindered a student’s academic achievement. This dual focus promotes intellectual growth and academic achievement by instilling students with the necessary work ethic and organizational skills, while simultaneously emphasizing the need for students to take responsibility for their own academic careers.