Queens Paideia School’s philosophical and theoretical foundations reflect the well-respected and widely accepted ideas put forward by John Dewey, Jerome Bruner, Lev Vigotsky, and other leading thinkers in the field of education. At the same time, we are serious in our commitment to remaining current on the latest research of how children learn best, including the areas of how skills are mastered and what promotes retention of content over time. We specialize in the practical implementation of these ideas and findings so that they may inform the day-to-day learning experience of every child. Our ultimate goal is to educate children so that they may become self-motivated learners who have a sense of commitment to achieving their educational goals.
A Note about Our Logo
The stylized P in Paideia suggests the Greek letter Phi as a nod to Plato, who defined paideia as the education of children to become fully engaged citizens. The suggestion of a tree alludes to solidity, growth, and our necessary role in protecting the environment.