1. College-Bound Culture
Our school use a standards-based, college-preparatory model that provides children with the academic, organizational, and professional life skills and supports that enable each child to attend and succeed in college. In addition to a rigorous educational program, We are committed to a structured college counseling program, starting from kindergarten and continuing through high school, with frequent and varied college exposure and spiraled instruction in how to navigate the college process.
2. 24- 7 hour Learning Environment
The IRF boarding school model deepens student learning. WE are committed to keeping every child safe and secure, to using the gift of time to know and nurture each student’s passions, and to providing seamless, consistent and fulfilling academic and life experiences. We also takes pride in providing responsive administrative services and a well-maintained physical campus, all of which reflect our core values and college-preparatory mission.
3. Positive Culture of Higher levels of Expectations
Our students and staff are expected to relentlessly pursue excellence and to consistently exhibit the core values of responsibility, respect, self-discipline, compassion and integrity. We will uphold these values, provide clear communication about school expectations and protocols, and support all members of our community so that they can contribute positively and learn to be reflective about their own growth. We believe that all members of our community should be celebrated for their growth and achievements.
4. Integrated and Engaging Program to Foster Love of Learning
Our staff is committed to the belief that every child can succeed with the right resources. Our schools help each child find his or her passion through a relevant academic curriculum, after school enrichment, student leadership opportunities, and authentic experiences during the school year and summer.
5. Individual Student Support
Each Child is unique and deserves individual attention to their needs. Our commitment to intentional student orientation programs, targeted student support services and coordinated communication between students, and practitioners.
6. Focus on Data and Continuous Improvement
Our school will use frequent and varied assessments and data analysis to show students their own progress and to keep practitioners focused and accountable. On a broader systemic level, our comment to comprehensive technology integration and using school-wide data management plans and systems to inform decision making.
7. Recruiting and Nurturing Outstanding Educators
All of the adults within the community are teachers and role models. Our schools commit, first, to hiring exceptional adults, and, second, to coaching, training and supporting them so that they can better guide the achievement and success of all Our students.
8. Community Relationships
Our school will be contributing members of the community and believe that the community has essential resources to augment the educational experience of our youth. Through community service and strategic outreach, we are committed to establishing relationships with organizations and individuals who have the time and/or means to enhance the college preparation process for our youth.