Broadoaks hosts “Family Night at the Academies” at Whittier College

Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608-0634

August 9, 2004 Contact: Judy Browning at (562) 907-4216 or Judith Wagner at (562) 907-4250
Reference: 2004-05 #3

Openings Available at Broadoaks Children’s School at Whittier College

          The Broadoaks Children’s School of Whittier College has a few openings for the 2004-2005 school year in its preschool and elementary school programs. This unusual opportunity is available because the school has opened a new classroom.
High-quality instruction and building communities of learners are the cornerstones of the school’s educational programs. Founded in 1906, Broadoaks is one of the oldest and most well respected demonstration schools in the country. Today the school serves children from preschool through sixth grade during the regular school year and preschool through ninth grade in the summer. The school’s instructional approach emphasizes active learning, critical thinking, and creativity across the curriculum. Broadoaks follows California State Standards, and the school focuses on academic, social, and personal development, including social responsibility, according to Judith Wagner, professor of education and child development and director of the school. All of Broadoaks’ elementary classrooms have a teacher: child ratio of 1:15 or better.

          Broadoaks is open from 7:15 a.m. until 5:30 or 5:45 p.m. daily. Before- and after-school special programs include such co-curricular activities as violin, choir, digital technology, chess, woodworking, cooking, gardening, homework club, arts and crafts, oil painting, French, Spanish, exercise, line dancing and hip-hop, and basketball.
Openings for the coming school year are expected to fill very quickly. For information about the school or to arrange a tour, contact Wagner at (562) 907-4250.
Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and strong pre-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts. Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Costa Mesa.

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