At Turning Point, we know a diverse and inclusive environment improves learning outcomes for all students and that good teaching—that communicates to students our faith in their ability to achieve—is integral to establishing positive relationships. In both our teaching and learning, we consistently apply research-based strategies and hone our practices in fostering equity and inclusion.
Integrity and the qualities we associate with it—honesty, respect, authenticity, and social responsibility—are built through influences from all spheres of a child’s life. At Turning Point, students learn integrity in classrooms, on playing fields, at the lunch table, and in leadership roles, and so can adopt principles of academic and personal honor as part of their character.
Whether asking for help or helping a friend in Preschool, or taking a stand for oneself or for social justice in Middle School, Turning Point students are encouraged to advocate for themselves and for others. Our students are empowered to speak and act confidently to make the changes they deem necessary in their immediate and broader worlds. Our goal is for students to respectfully raise their individual and collective voices to take action on issues that have meaning to them.
Responsible global citizens passionately explore world issues; they confidently communicate and respectfully engage in constructive problem solving and conflict resolution. Turning Point students are mindful of their responsibility as citizens of a shared planet. Equally curious about fostering respect for differences and finding common ground, our thoughtful, empathic students explore ways to contribute meaningfully to their local and global communities.
At Turning Point, students are accountable for their actions—whether the outcomes be positive or negative. We guide students to understand how they are successful and how adverse choices can be understood to inform better decision-making in the future. Empowerment goes hand in hand with accountability; when students are able to own their actions and decisions, they develop agency and become self-directed learners.