Literacy and Writing
Dexter students read and write significantly more than the average student. Each student has a curated reading list, writes daily notebooks documenting their activities and completes curriculum cards designed to develop true literacy.
Mathematics and science form the backbone of a set of mental frameworks that allow students to think powerfully about reality. From basic numeracy to living systems, students are prepared for a rapidly changing world.
Peer to peer communication plays a pivotal role in the Dexter experience. Students learn how to communicate effectively through regular group projects, formal presentations and communication specific curriculum cards.
Physical and emotional well-being are necessary perquisites to supercharged learning. Dexter students are encouraged to achieve and maintain overall well-being through regular exercise, proper nutrition and mental management cards.
From video production to computer programming, students develop relevant skills that they actively use to provide value to the local community through Dexter facilitated internships, challenge cards and long form projects.
Students are empowered with a global perspective of the long arc of human history, with an emphasis on western values. This historical context is embedded throughout the curriculum by bringing back the humanity to all subjects (i.e. what is the social, emotional, cultural, historical story of calculus?) .