The Davis Academy family believes that all students have the capacity to learn and that it is our responsibility, as educators, to strategically and effectively foster learning.
Our instructional model, rooted in both brain and evidence-based research, allows us to create the proper environment in which learning and achievement can be attained. Our academic program cultivates learning by meeting the physiological needs of the brain through pedagogical practices, structures, and experiences that promote information processing and build intellective capacity.
America’s history of trauma and racism continues to impact people within marginalized communities nationwide. In schools across the country, the disparities that exist amongst student performance indicators (i.e. attendance data, discipline data, achievement data) suggests that the needs of all students, particularly poor students, Black and Latinx students, and English-language learners, are not being met.
Davis Academy is committed to promoting equity and closing the achievement gap present within America’s educational system. We acknowledge the socio-political context framing the public educational system and provide poor students, Black and Latinx students, and English-language learners a comprehensive educational experience that supports their academic, social and emotional needs.
Research indicates that people who are mentally and physically well perform better and have a better quality of life than those who are not well. At Davis Academy, our goal is to support the proper development of the “whole” child’s mind, body and spirit by providing educational experiences and opportunities that not only equip students with the skills needed to flourish in college and/or the workforce, but in daily life, as well.
We provide a high-quality instructional program for all students that is supplemented with academic and behavioral enrichment and resources for children and families in need. Such supports include experiential learning opportunities and on-going coaching to assist our students, their families and our overall community adopt lifestyle practices that promote social and emotional well-being.
At Davis Academy, we value community and understand the importance of relationship and learning through storytelling. The human brain is wired for connection. Children learn best when they feel connected to people they trust and are taught concepts that relate to their lens of the world. Rapport building is prioritized to ensure the proper mental and emotional environment is created for students. Our school community engages in both formal and informal processes that foster trust, understanding, shared values and common behaviors.
Our inclusive school environment goes beyond just race and gender. Davis Academy’s supportive culture creates a “home away from home” where every child feels safe and confident in stepping outside of their comfort zone to learn.