What is your school’s philosophy regarding homework?

We strive to keep homework at a reasonable level. Our approach is to work hard on academics during the seven hours each day we have the children with the goal of minimal homework after school. We believe it is important that children have family time. That being said, students often do need some amount of extra practice in specific, new concepts, skills, or facts. In certain subjects (e.g. math or language), there is not enough time in a school day to do as much practice as may be necessary for mastery. Therefore, after reasonable in-class time is spent on the material, the teacher may assign homework to allow for the necessary practice. Homework is never given as punishment or as busywork. For more information, see our Homework Philosophy and Guidelines in the Student/Parent Handbook.