At Hamilton, we believe that our students should experience joyful, healthy relationships in a learning environment that includes rigorous content with daily strong instruction, deep engagement and student ownership through feedback and goal setting.
Hamilton Elementary received an outdoor classroom last year as the result of a $50,000 donation from Up with Trees. In this interactive area, students get to play musical instruments on an outdoor stage, build wooden crafts and learn about nature by exploring rocks, creeks and our planting garden. Hamilton teachers use the garden as a teaching environment for the students, where they participate in growing tomatoes, cantaloupe and squash.
Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor
We prepare our students by developing identity, motivation, and academic knowledge and skills. The words that we ground ourselves in ensure that our kids are at the center of our work.
- Relevance - students are asked to complete meaningful tasks, have ample choice, and set personal goals that they are excited to achieve. The education we provide promotes equity.
- Relationships - students are cared for and care for others. They build deep and meaningful relationships and utilize the habits of success: Be Curious, Have Fun, Work Hard, Show Compassion, Give Back, Stay Healthy.
- Rigor - students are challenged through tasks and projects. Students are given warm and demanding feedback to continue to learn and grow. Students are taught about social/emotional intelligence, learn through experiences and personalization