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MOSIAC ACADEMY

A Charter School

 

March 24, 2017



"At Mosaic, I get to work and learn, AND it is fun! I love it here!”

--Adam McNally, Mosaic Academy 1st grader

Mosaic Academy is currently accepting applications for kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year. In addition, applications for other grades are accepted at any time.

Mosaic Academy is a public charter school serving 180 students in grades K-8. Students at Mosaic learn in multiage classrooms (grouped in clusters of Kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade and 6th through 8th grade). Teaching and learning are designed to meet the diverse needs of students in each class, and students typically stay with the same teacher while they remain in the grade cluster. Students have opportunities to interact with and befriend students of different ages during recess, lunch and special classes.

“Because we are a relatively small school, students and teachers build strong relationships. These relationships, a sense of community and the multiage classroom structure help the Mosaic staff ensure that academic and social needs of all kids are met; no one slips through the cracks,” said Principal Diane Mittler.

She explained that some people are unsure about how the multiage classrooms work. “The staff at Mosaic Academy recognizes that all students learn differently and have different academic needs,” Mittler said. “Some need extra challenge because they are working above grade level while others need extra support or the chance to practice skills again. Our multiage classes give teachers the chance to design activities and assignments in order to meet each child where he or she is working at that moment.”

“The balance between core classroom instruction and special classes like Quest (hands-on science and social studies) and Exploratorium (classes which give kids the chance to explore different areas, from sports to art to crafts and more) keeps everyone excited about learning and teaching!”

Mosaic Academy welcomes visitors. If you’d like to observe or see it in action, please call 334-6364 or stop by and make an appointment for a tour or to observe in the classrooms.

 

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