Founded in 1969, The Mead School is an independent day school serving infants, toddlers, pre-K and K-8 students. Mead offers a nurturing, hands-on, experiential education starting with the youngest of Early Childhood Center learners, and continuing through 8th grade with a robust curriculum of academics and the arts, geared toward developing the whole child. At the core of The Mead School’s approach to learning are “The Seven School Skills”: Think, Imagine, Intuit, Receive, Act, Express, and Respect. These core values drive The Mead School’s educators and ensure that Mead graduates have the academic skills essential for success in the 21st century. Working in tandem with the Seven School Skills, we integrate the expressive arts and rigorous academics to create a classroom environment that encourages profound learning by exposing students to different perspectives and fresh ways of applying their knowledge. Our approach is built upon cognitive and developmental research that shows that individualized, experiential learning provides the most rewarding education for children. Our curriculum encourages depth of understanding and higher-order thinking as we engage students’ senses and their passion for discovery. Our teacher-student ratio of 6:1 fosters a strong relationship with each child, allowing teachers to discover their students’ individual strengths and talents. Teachers work collaboratively with students, tapping into their unique insights and passions, guiding them to their full potential.