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The Cedar Difference

The Cedar School is about helping students with language-based learning differences build their strengths, understand their challenges and become independent learners and effective self-advocates. We focus daily on creativity, individuality, and differentiation. Students should look forward to school—it should be inspiring, interesting and deeply engaging. Every day.

The Arts and Experiential Learning

At The Cedar School, the curriculum includes art, music, extra-curricular activities and a wide range of experiential learning activities, including a two-week internship program annually for every student.  With a goal of fostering creativity and imagination in our students, the arts are emphasized within each class and in daily arts electives. Monthly field trips and regular guest speakers will connect students to the world around them.

Personal attention and differentiated instruction

The school will build a strong sense of community to ensure close and caring relationships among all students and staff. Each student will be assigned an advisor from the staff to communicate with families and to ensure academic and personal progress. Staff will communicate with families at the close of each term, at the midpoint of each term, and more frequently as needed. With class sizes of 10, teachers will know each student well, and will differentiate according to each student’s needs.

Assessment

The Cedar School will employ both formal and informal learning assessments to monitor student progress and performance.  Assessment data will be used to individualize instruction based on each student’s particular learning needs.  Teachers will gain regular feedback on individual student performance without losing critical learning time to extensive standardized assessment

We appreciate all that you have done for our son and consider his schooling this year to be a huge success.  The Cedar School remediated him as well as gave him back his confidence.  We could not be more grateful.--parent
 
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Academic experiences will enable students to learn about a wide variety of cultures and beliefs, and the multicultural curriculum will include group projects, regular student interaction and participation in activities that help students become more aware of the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging both in school and in the world around them. 
 
Character development and community service

In addition to academic development, we believe students should become active members of the community around them, through internships, community service and an education that helps students become good, caring citizens of their community.

 

 

Faculty and Staff

  Name Title Contact
Jodi Allen Allen, Jodi School Counselor
Seth Bernstein Bernstein, Seth Business Manager
Alexis Dillon Dillon, Alexis Math
Meghan Fernandez Fernandez, Meghan
Courtney Frenes Frenes, Courtney
Meghan Infantino Infantino, Meghan Business Manager
Clay Kaufman Kaufman, Clay Head of School
Amy Nathan Nathan, Amy History, Skills
Daniela Rosenblatt Rosenblatt, Daniela Curriculum Coordinator

Small Classes

 

With small classes of 10 students, Cedar will provide high levels of personal attention and differentiation for each student.

 

Calendar

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