Programs

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At Odyssey Day School, your child will set sail on their own educational adventure from whenever they join our community through their graduation at the end of 8th grade. During this time, our experiential, theme-based learning model will empower your child to become an active, engaged, life-long learner.

We will challenge your child to discover his or her best self in a supportive, safe environment that invites bold, intellectual risk-taking and goal-setting. Our teachers act as coaches in nurturing your child — academically, socially, and developmentally — giving them the space and permission to explore what makes them unique and what excites them about learning.

hugAt Odyssey, we know that the more actively we engage your child, the more he or she will learn. That’s why we’re committed to extending learning beyond the classroom, encouraging curiosity and inviting our students to engage mindfully in the world around them in a variety of ways, depending on age.

Our classroom instruction includes many projects, field trips, and special events that are designed to extend and enhance the learning of traditional academic basics. Through “hands-on” work, your child will be encouraged to make real-life connections to the material they are studying, thus producing a continuum of powerful learning experiences that result in a strong academic foundation for your child.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

Each year your child, along with their peers, will embark on an “odyssey,” a school-wide theme that guides the education and curriculum for the year. Each year’s theme is chosen by the faculty to unite the entire school community, and each classroom explores its own, more focused curriculum related to the larger school-wide theme.

Through the lens of the year’s theme, age-appropriate skills and content are addressed with a “web” of integrated programming.

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All areas of study are tied to that theme, and your child will continue to work on the skills for each subject area in the context of the theme.