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The Peak School Community & Culture
At The Peak School, we guide students to understand, engage with, and contribute to the broader community. Decency, trust, generosity, and tolerance are values that we extend to and expect from students, teachers, administrators, parents, and board members alike. Peak students’ understanding of the world expands beyond the local culture and encompasses cultural competency, global citizenship, and an appreciation for our diverse planet.
Cultural fluency builds on an understanding of local culture, national diversity and democracy, and the scope of what it means to be a global citizen. The Peak School program helps students build this cultural competency through ever-expanding explorations of citizenship and culture, beginning at the local level. As students move through their years at Peak, their cultural studies broaden and they gain an appreciation and respect for the diversity that contributes to their lives as members of a global population.
The Peak School actively stands behind its non-discrimination policies, both in admissions and in daily teaching. We honor diversity in culture and thought, and encourage our students to challenge inequity. Our teachers and administrators make conscious choices to establish a curriculum that explores concepts from a variety of multi-cultural perspectives so that our students become true global citizens in thought and practice.
The Essential Question
As a part of our mission to nurture students who think critically, act with integrity, and inspire others, our community is united each academic year around one guiding essential question that stands as a central point for learning. This question is a powerful tool for helping unite our students, teachers, administrators, parents, and board members in conversation and exploration, building for students a sense that they have something important to contribute to the community as a whole.
The 2017-18 Essential Question is: What is true?