Shipley is committed to ensuring that all students develop the skills and ability to make good decisions at every point in their career at Shipley. We offer an integrated and thorough “core values” curriculum devoted to Social, Emotional, and Ethical Development (SEED). The SEED curriculum is under the direction of the office of Student Support, which provides assistance that is individual and developmental in nature and designed to connect health (physical, social, and emotional) with academic skill development. At Shipley we know that it is the combination of rigor and support that leads to deeply rooted learning and success. Our SEED curriculum is a critical component of Shipley’s unique approach to education.
As with other parts of the Shipley curriculum, the SEED curriculum is:
- Integrated PreK through Grade 12 and addresses a wide variety of topics (see below)
- Integrated with other curricular elements (e.g. service learning, advisory program)
- Supported by parent education programming
- Age and developmentally appropriate in instruction/experiences
- Built to spiral and scaffold through the years, repeating and reinforcing key concepts over time
- Built from Shipley's Framework for Flourishing
- Designed to equip students at every age to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills to make good decisions.