Philosophy

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. We specialize in the practical implementation of these ideas 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.

Our core beliefs include:

  • Every child has a unique learning style, temperament, and set of interests and talents, and these have important implications for the way s/he should be educated.
  • Only an individualized education can truly consider the whole child, and this requires a very low student-to-teacher ratio.
  • A complete education is not just the acquisition of academic skills and knowledge, but also the development of self-awareness, self-management techniques, and social-emotional learning.
  • Learning skills, like critical and analytical thinking and problem solving, are fundamental to progress in all areas of learning.
  • Learning takes place everywhere. Parents who understand how their children learn are able to support and enhance their progress.
  • The goal of education is to prepare children for a satisfying and productive life in the world of their adulthood.