Published : Monday, July 2, 2018 | 1:02 PM
High Point Academy (HPA) believes educational excellence should awaken the joy of learning in each student. Its commitment to a balance of tradition and innovation and its challenging curriculum prepare students with the foundation for success in junior high, high school, and beyond. Every day, upper elementary students and teachers work together, deeply immersing themselves in the learning process and honing students’ ability to think critically and creatively. Students build excellent study habits, organizational skills, and time management skills in the pursuit of their love of learning. High Point’s close-knit community of faculty, staff, and families helps guide each student’s educational journey. In a nurturing, inclusive, and diverse environment, students discover they can flourish to their fullest potential academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and morally.
High Point maintains its long-standing commitment to academic rigor within the framework of a well-balanced program and a strong continuity of curriculum in all subject areas from grade level to grade level. The engaging curriculum fosters the six C’s of 21st century education: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, character education, communication (oral and written), and cross-cultural understanding. To help develop timeless values such as respect, empathy, and compassion, High Point offers a meaningful character education program and grade-level community service projects.
Every week, upper elementary students attend science, art, vocal music, instrumental music, library, STEAM-based and Spanish classes taught by subject experts. Daily PE fosters more than fitness; it provides countless ways for students to develop teamwork, sportsmanship, and resilience. Students benefit from a 1:1 laptop program to enrich the curriculum via technology.
HPA’s parent portal offers families helpful resources for organization, communication, homework, and ongoing learning. Students receive meaningful homework assignments designed to reinforce and enhance their learning.
The school welcomes and embraces partnership and communication with parents. HPA send home report cards each quarter, offer parent-teacher conferences, and are available to meet with parents as the need arises. HPA discuss timely topics of interest via its parent education program.
In these crucial years, High Point’s Upper Elementary School encourages and empowers students to think deeply and ask thoughtful questions; write creatively, analytically, and persuasively; and develop a commitment and zeal for lifelong learning and positive citizenship. High Point prepares students for life.
High Point Academy, 1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road, Pasadena, (626) 798-8989 or visit www.highpointacademy.org.