A hallmark of our program is the extent to which we prepare our students for middle school and beyond, and the partnerships we form with families, as together we come to know their children over the years.
Finding a middle school that is best suited for each graduating senior is of utmost importance, and we make it a point to deeply know every child, from their learning style, what projects they gravitate toward, how their friendships blossom, or even what games they like to play.
The benefits of choosing a Nursery through Fifth grade academic experience at Caedmon are numerous; starting in the Fourth-grade year, families receive continued support from the Head and Assistant Head of School in finding a suitable independent or public middle school for their child. Parents also have a better sense of a child’s interests, social intelligence, and learning style, and will be better equipped to find an appropriate ongoing school for him/her at age 10, as opposed to age 2.
Young children at Caedmon are given opportunities to assume authentic leadership roles through a variety of public speaking opportunities, by serving as mentors to our younger students through our Book Buddies program, and by acting as role models and setting a positive example for the lower grades. Furthermore, with the support and guidance of teachers, administrators, and peers, our Fifth grade seniors become mindful and reflective as they consider the schools that are most suitable to their needs and wishes, and learn to practice self-advocacy in discussing their unique qualities, goals, and experiences.
Time and again, parents have come to us to share what a bonding experience it was to share in the placement process with their child. We often hear that,
They came to know their son or daughter on a deeper level, and they marveled at the level of maturity by which their children came to know themselves.
The graduates of the Class of 2016 through 2020 have been accepted to, and enrolled in, the finest Independent and Public Schools in and around NYC. Our accomplished students have wonderful choices, and this list reflects their talents and devotion.
What Middle School Admissions Directors Say About Caedmon Students..."There are a couple of qualities that I believe the Caedmon alumni that I know have within them. It's about kindness and about character."
What Middle School Admissions Directors Say About Caedmon Students..."They care about other people. They care about their community. They recognize there’s more to life than just getting good grades and your own personal achievements. They recognize those things are critical, but they also want to do that in a place where they’re encouraged by their peers."
What Middle School Admissions Directors Say About Caedmon Students..."The Caedmon kids are leaders."
What Middle School Admissions Directors Say About Caedmon Students..."The kids from Caedmon are well-rounded, academically well-prepared. They are comfortable approaching their teachers and doing that self-advocacy piece."
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