As children enter Campbell, we often remind parents how we differ from traditional elementary programs. The truth is, while our approach to the process of teaching and learning may differ, our curriculum is based on the same content and skills used in every Arlington Public School -- the Standards of Learning (SOLs) and the curriculum developed and adopted by the county. Though we may start with the same curricular requirements, we take great pride in presenting a genuine alternative to most elementary schools, with a look, an approach, and a community uniquely our own.
Our mission is to provide a learning and caring community where all children are challenged and celebrated.
The staff and parents of Campbell School share a commitment that we will provide and support a multiage, inclusive and developmentally-based program in which students learn by participating actively in the learning process within a dynamic environment which arouses curiosity, supports innovation, and promotes a love of learning. As members of a collaborative learning community, the Campbell staff will ensure that we provide a curriculum that is meaningful and challenging while we remain open to diverse teaching strategies in order to accommodate the needs of our diverse student population.
About Learning: 1. We believe children and adults grow and learn at varying rates and have different learning styles. 2. We believe the learning environment provides opportunities for children to become proficient learners, decision-makers, and problem solvers through choice, interaction, and freedom of movement. 3. We believe team teaching allows us to individualize instruction.
1. We believe that open communication, decision-making, and active participation by the whole community results in enhanced learning for all. 2. We believe that mutual respect among students, parents, staff, community members, and all living things fosters learning and positive relationships.
About Environment: 1. We believe a safe and welcoming environment fosters a sense of pride.
2. We believe that our environment belongs to each of us and that each of us has a responsibility and the opportunity to contribute to its appeal.
About Improvement: 1. We believe that we must all work together to continually assess our growth and progress.
1. We believe technology is an important part of the student learning experience so we integrate laptop computers and iPads within all of our curriculum areas.
Arlington Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy or marital status. This policy provides equal access to courses and programs, counseling services, physical education and athletics, vocational education, instructional materials and extra-curricular activities. Report violations of this policy to the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, 703-228-6008, or the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, 703-228-6110.