At Yorktown, we want your child to have a fulfilling and inspiring life. So we take a dramatically different approach to their education. And it’s working. Because our students are excelling at levels that traditional schools simply can’t deliver. Our education model is student-centered, which means each individual student progresses according to their own accomplishments - academically, socially, personally. From the development of custom curriculum, to the integration of personal interests and a flexible cohort-based campus environment, every detail is designed to teach students to discover and do what they love. The result? Higher achievement. And ultimately, happy, engaged, fulfilled children and young adults. And - when we fulfill our vision - a peaceful, more prosperous world for the next generation.
May 05, 2016
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Yorktown is an exceptional college preparatory opportunity for students ready to take on "3Rs" quite different from the reading, writing and arithmetic Fred Flintstone and I experienced at Bedrock High.
As a parent I see Yorktown's "3Rs" as rigor,resources and responsibility. By rigor I mean each student receives an individually tailored learning plan that challenges a student's thinking,stimulates curiosity,leads to the mastery of required courses both pre and post college admission and opens doors to potential scholarships. Next, Yorktown equips its students with state-of-the-art resources in the form of faculty, advisers,on-line education and a collaborative classroom environment.
In terms of responsibility, Yorktown provides a student centered not teacher driven education. Successful students inherently possess or quickly develop the self-discipline needed to master challenging subject matter,deliver assignments on time,research independently,actively seek out resources required to succeed and work collaboratively with fellow students of diverse backgrounds, interests,abilities and motives. As a result, students not only learn but develop a life skill that is a key success factor in the real world of work.
In brief, Mr. Reiners,Head of School and his talented team are delivering an exceptional college preparatory education.
My student is in his first year at Yorktown,and I can already see a positive difference in his effort, pride in his work, and overall success as a student! I am impressed by the teachers, and I am especially impressed with the dean of the school, Ms. Ajmera.
Yorktown provides a student-centered, Do What You Love environment that is having a positive impact on our family!
We enrolled our son at Yorktown Education two years ago and we are so very pleased with his development, we can honestly say it’s been a superb experience. He is thriving and most importantly, loves going to school and loves all his teachers. The school is academically strong and has a great feeling of community. The education and development of each child is paramount and the teachers really bringing out the best in each child, challenging & engaging with them and are highly attentive to each child's individual development. The curriculum gives students great grounding in all subjects and teaches them important life skills, such as independence and respect for others. We like to observe how Yorktown Education enables the well-trained and caring teachers to give our son a variety of individual lessons throughout the day. For us, it strikes just the right balance of a structured and supportive environment that fosters academic preparation along with independent learning and intrinsic motivation. We, parents, are always welcome to visit the school and join in various activities, and the community of parents is excellent and we have formed strong friendships thanks to the school. In addition, the Dean of School Mrs. Purvi Ajmera has been very caring, highly attentive, responsive, willing to address our concerns, and happy to share with us her vast knowledge and experience. We are fortunate to be part of Yorktown Education community. Finally, I am lucky that my son is surrounded by such caring and devoted teachers who LOVE what they do and love their students.
My daughter thoroughly loves Yorktown and we are very pleased with her progress especially compared to her public school experience. Highly recommend Yorktown and suggest you strongly consider it if you want your kids to do what they love!!!
There isn't "homework" per se. In public school, we saw a lot of "busy work" being sent home as homework. Here, I see homework when my child hasn't completed his actual assignments he was to do in class. They are given time to complete work, but if your child doesn't complete it, they have to finish at home. It isn't often, but it does happen.
This school isn't about doing better than someone else, but doing your personal best. Because it isn't a competition, there just isn't the need to cheat. They also spend time on what they call "life skills", where they actually explore these topics.
We just started our third year. It was such a good decision for us to move to Yorktown. My kids are doing great and are happy. The class sizes are small and my kids get individual attention they need. If they struggle in one subject, they devote time to getting them to where they need to be. If they excel at another subject, they let them fly and give them the tools to advance as fast as they need to advance.
Yorktown Education recognizes that each child is unique, with special talents and gifts in certain areas, and also identifies those learning areas that need additional support. The school, its administration, and its incredibly talented teaching staff all work together toward these aims. This incredible vision for teaching our children in the best way for each of them is followed by every representative of the school. Best of all, the students see the value in this process and help one another rather than trying to defeat their competition. Yorktown provides a customized, supportive, and excellent learning environment.
My son just graduated with college credit. He love school so much he did not want to leave. A lot of his classmates had full ride college scholarships and that are all going to the first choice college.