As a community of artists, thinkers, advocates and allies we understand that intelligence is multifaceted and complex. We know students learn best in spaces where their voice is heard, acknowledged and affirmed. Our purpose is to empower extraordinary young people to grow "From Potential to Achievement” by addressing the systemic educational and other barriers that have historically held back children from marginalized communities.
We prepare students to be mentally, physically and emotionally resilient; to succeed in highly selective independent schools, which in turn provide them with rigorous academic development and access to a vast array of experiences, resources, and networks.
We believe our educational opportunities enable graduates to succeed in their own right, shape positive change, and become leaders in and beyond their communities.
Research shows us that the development of foundational literacy and quantitative skills through third grade will play a decisive role in a student’s success. At CSA, that strong foundation is built through our Lower School program and its emphasis on intentional play; through which young children are able to think in imaginative ways, use sophisticated mental functions, and develop these elemental skills.
The Academy’s Middle School program is designed to prepare students for the challenges of private high school, by strengthening their academic and social confidence as well as their scholastic independence. Through socratic seminars and hands on STEAM labs, students develop and refine their sense of agency and self.
We believe in measuring academic and emotional growth in a variety of ways, to ensure we establish a genuinely holistic view of our students' progress. Progress Reports are not intended to define a learner; instead, they are designed to communicate a detailed narrative that will amplify teacher-parent partnerships and specify areas of strength and continued growth. At CSA, an ideal learner understands that learning is a life-long endeavor that requires practice, reflection, emotional depth, and a positive collaborative spirit.
Our curriculum in the early years emphasizes the mastery of numbers and letters, but what distinguishes our instructional program from others is its attention to the development of curiosity and self-regulation.
Intentional play is the foundation of our Lower School program, establishing the conditions in which young children are able to think in imaginative ways, use sophisticated mental functions, and develop foundational literacy and quantitative skills.
The Middle School program at Christina Seix Academy is designed to prepare students for the challenges of private high school, by strengthening their academic and social confidence as well as the scholastic independence they began to exemplify in the Lower School.