Broadoaks Children's School Receives Second Three-Year Accreditation

Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - May 13, 1998
Media Contact: Kristin Tranquada or Judy Browning at (562) 907-4277
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BROADOAKS CHILDREN'S SCHOOL RECEIVES SECOND THREE-YEAR ACCREDITATION

The High/Scope National Educational Research Association has awarded a second three-year accreditation to the Broadoaks Children's School at Whittier College.

Broadoaks, which enrolls children in preschool through the sixth grade, is a nationally and internationally recognized laboratory/demonstration school noted for its developmentally based approach to active learning. The curriculum emphasizes basic skills and critical thinking in all content areas, including language arts, science, math, history social studies, music, drama, physical education, technology and community services.

The High/Scope curriculum focuses on active, hands-on learning and child choice within a structured and supportive environment, where children and teachers share responsibility for initiating and evaluating various learning experiences. High/Scope features the "plan-do-review" sequence, in which children first plan what they will do, then carry out their plan during work time, which is followed by recall time when teachers help them focus on how they accomplished their plans and solved problems along the way. Parents interested in more information about Broadoaks can call (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 the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Costa Mesa.

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