The Saklan School: Still Engaged, Still Connected, Still Learning
For over sixty-six years, The Saklan School has been providing students with many advantages - from academically rigorous, project-based learning to a supportive social-emotional curriculum. Our mission to think creatively, act compassionately, and live courageously is palpable as you roam our campus. Students are actively engaged, working collaboratively, and developing leadership skills on a daily basis. Our passionate teachers develop strong, meaningful connections in their classrooms. With that mutual trust and understanding, students rise to the challenges and high expectations that have been set for them.
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. When Saklan needed to close campus rather suddenly on March 13th due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our faculty and staff worked together to plan carefully and thoughtfully. Our response at the time was nimble and robust as we switched to distance learning in less than 48 hours. Our teachers continued to adapt and improve their programs as the weeks turned into months. A survey of our current parents by Independent School Management revealed that Saklan’s remote learning program excelled and was well balanced and engaging.
While we are pleased with how well we responded to the COVID-19 Crisis and our approach to remote learning, we do not underestimate the value of in-person learning. The collaboration, cross-grade interaction, and specialist schedule are critical to student growth and social-emotional development. We cannot predict if and when there will be another spike in infections moving forward, but we are aiming to have our students return safely to campus this August for the 2020/2021 school year. Given the uncertainties, we are planning for various scenarios from on-campus learning with physical distancing to remote learning as well as a hybrid of both. For more information, visit our Remote Learning page.
We are accepting applications for the 2020/2021 school year. Please admissions [at] saklan.org (email) our Director of Admissions, Melissa Zippin, or call 925-376-7900 ext.16.