BRENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Brent Elementary strives to be a diverse learning community that prepares each student for our increasingly competitive global society. Together we encourage our students to be self-motivated learners, critical thinkers, and complex communicators.
To ensure high quality, engaging and effective teaching and learning, everyday in every setting for every Brent student.
We believe in responsive classrooms and families that nurture and educate the whole child, recognizing the importance of physical education, social, emotional development, and multiple intelligences. Our rigorous academic program is enhanced through museum studies, arts integration and Chinese language studies. We enthusiastically organize inclusive classrooms for exceptional learners and varied support services that scaffold the mastery learning needs of students presenting with a continuum of academic and social challenges.
The Writers’ Project
At Brent, writing skills are taught across the curriculum, thanks to a program implemented with the help of Columbia University’s Teachers College. In writers’ workshops, students learn to observe their lives and the world around them and to collect, draft, revise, and publish well-crafted narrative and expository texts. The writing project is aligned with the teaching across the curriculum, so students can gain the ability to express themselves clearly and creatively on any subject they study. For more information, visit http://rwproject.tc.columbia.edu/.
Museum & Field Studies Program
Brent’s Museum & Field Studies program draws on the splendors of Washington’s museums to make history, science, literature, and the arts come alive. In an age in which our reliance on virtual experiences is increasing, Brent students visit actual works of art and historical artifacts, and they gain a sense of artistry by creating their own exhibits and performances. Each year, Brent focuses on a school-wide theme, which creates a web of learning and common experience between grades.