Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School
The curriculum is the heart of the school; it is the center for learners to gather around, seek truth, become knowers, teachers and learners. As a community we build on students’ innate curiosity. We facilitate the learning of knowledge and skills, motivate, encourage a sense of responsibility, and nurture an ethic of caring so that our young people become engaged and thoughtful citizens. Students, staff and families are active participants in rigorous academics, while nurturing the whole child, teaching and applying grit and perseverance.
Our curriculum integrates mathematical, scientific, social, critical, and creative thinking with teamwork, communication, and collaboration. Literacy, in all subject areas, is our first and foremost goal. Research and inquiry are used to connect real life, world issues and solutions and literacy acquisition.
Our school uses technology to help solve real problems. The arts are used as a vehicle to better understand individuals and the world around them. Our curriculum encourages and creates vision, compassion and collaboration in every student and staff.
Our community is passionate about understanding the diverse needs of our learners. We are an inclusive mixed age K-8 school. Students are grouped flexibly in order to meet their individual needs.
Students are not boxed into individual grades or labels; they are fluidly and flexibly grouped throughout the day in a highly structured, well thought out, purposeful and meaningful way.
When Bend-La Pine Schools students graduate, they should come equipped to do the following:
Students, staff and families are active participants in rigorous academics, while nurturing the whole child, teaching and applying grit and perseverance.