An open heart...
...makes a difference.

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Diverse Methods

The Art of Great Teaching

Classroom excellence and student success can be compared to a great jazz composition. At its core lie certain established paradigms. But the final result depends equally on something less tangible. As Miles Davis challenged his players: "Don't simply play what's there, play what's not there."

Shady Lane recognizes and respects the diverse talents, experiences and methods developed by each of our Lead Educators and team members. This diversity of method is reflected in a different approach, environment and "feel" in each classroom, varying every year in response to the unique makeup of the students as a group. Watch for this when you visit; the variety in every room is a truly unique element of the Shady Lane experience.