311 Valley Street
New Haven, CT 06515
Grade Levels: PreK - 5
School Population: approx. 257
Hours: 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM
Principal: Rosalyn Bannon
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The mission of MicroSociety Magnet School is to develop the whole child to become a contributing member of our global society through inquiry, collaboration, deep study, and experiential learning.
At MicroSociety Magnet School ….. We Choose to Make the World a Better Place.
“An education that teaches you to understand something about the world has done only half of the assignment. The other half is to teach you to do something about making the world a better place.” ~ Johnetta B. Cole
MicroSociety Magnet School is a miniature society in action dedicated to creating and promoting an intellectually vibrant and compassionate school culture, which inspires children and adults to reach their fullest potential. Our mission is to develop the whole child to become a contributing member of our global society. As citizens of Microville, students understand the importance of an educated, engaged electorate. Students actively participate in government, and social agencies, providing meaningful constructs for both academic and social/emotional learning. As students take part in Microville social structures and government, they practice real world problem solving, and gain highly desirable and necessary 21st century skills such as:
v Critical Thinking
v Problem Solving
v Creative Innovation
Within all Microville classrooms, students develop a strong repertoire of strategies to deal with a myriad of academic and social challenges. Microville citizens make the connection between school and our outside world, providing context, which makes learning purposeful, enjoyable, and meaningful. Our community learning environment teaches students to take responsibility for their own education, while building self-esteem, motivation, empathy and good character. In order to educate all of our children well, MicroSociety embraces the Responsive Classroom approach to education,. The Responsive Classroom approach rests upon these foundational ideas:
v Our Best Knowledge of How Children Learn
v The Importance of Knowing Students Developmentally, Individually and Culturally
v Social and Academic Learning Go Hand in Hand
v All Children Want to Learn and Can Learn
At MicroSociety, our teachers encourage and empower students to become innovators of positive change, and to seek out collaborative solutions that benefit all members of our community. With this practice, they will be equipped to become adults who sustain and better our global community.