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Encyclopedia > Christa McAuliffe School
Christa McAuliffe School
Location
12211 Titus Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

Information
School district Cupertino Union School District
Principal Louise Ostrov
Type Elementary, Middle
Grades K-8
Motto I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
Mascot Jaguar
Enrollment District-wide
Homepage

Christa McAuliffe School is a public elementary school and middle school located in Saratoga, California, in the Cupertino Union School District (CUSD). It is one of three alternative schools in the district, accepting enrollment from anywhere within CUSD. The Cupertino Union School District operates twenty elementary schools (K-5) and four middle schools (6-8) in the greater San Jose, California, USA area. ... A primary school in Český Těšín, Czech Republic. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary/elementary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... Saratoga (IPA: ) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, USA. It is located on the west side of the Santa Clara Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... The Cupertino Union School District operates twenty elementary schools (K-5) and four middle schools (6-8) in the greater San Jose, California, USA area. ...


The primary differentiators that make McAuliffe an alternative to CUSD's neighborhood schools are its focus on educating the whole child and its parent participation. As opposed to back-to-basics schools that focus on the three Rs, McAuliffe teachers use a constructivist educational approach, employing an integrated, holistic curriculum that includes both social and broad academic learning. At McAuliffe, parent participation is not just encouraged, but one of the requirements of enrollment. This, along with professional teacher's aides, provides a very high ratio of adult instructors and/or aides to students. The three Rs (as in the letter R) are reading, writing and ‘rithmetic (arithmetic). ... It has been suggested that Constructivism (learning theory) be merged into this article or section. ... Holism (from holon, a Greek word meaning entity) is the idea that the properties of a system cannot be determined or explained by the sum of its components alone. ...


The unofficial motto of McAuliffe is the following quote from Confucius: Confucius (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kung-fu-tzu), lit. ...

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

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