Ut Sapientia Crescamus
In order that we may increase in knowledge
A secure familial environment, sensitive to the needs of the individual student, is the unique atmosphere that prevails at Collegiate School. Through evaluation, guidance, flexibility, and personalization of instruction, the student is imbued with a sense of personal integrity, democratic principles, and social consciousness, resulting in the holistic development of the student.
The curriculum provides not only the basic requirements for college admission, with strong emphasis on the major disciplines and the humanities, but also adds other dimensions of enrichment such as art, music, and dramatic programs. The integrated development of learning skills on every grade level in each subject provides for the transition from lower school to upper school. Implementation is the ongoing concern of the faculty; supporting this endeavor are also the contributions and interaction of parents, school community, trustee, and alumni.
Ultimately, Collegiate School prepares a student to be knowledgeable, multi-disciplined, aware of tradition, and receptive to innovation - a student who is tolerant and mature, who questions and thinks indepedently, who meets the future with direction and confidence.
By offering an intellectual atmosphere which awakens and inspires the desire for academic growth, Collegiate School commits itself to its motto, "In order that we may increase in knowledge" - "UT SAPIENTIA CRESCAMUS."
1. To provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for sucess in college and later life.
2. To establish and reinforce fundamental skills in articulation and communication, and computation, and to develop substantive knowledge and comprehension within and across the disciplines.
3. To foster understanding of the common principles which under-score all subject areas through the development of inductive and deductive reasoning skills and the full utilization of school and community resources.
4. To provide an atmosphere in which a bank of knowledge and skills is not only stored but also appreciated and utilized.
5. To stimulate and develop intellectual curiosity, creativity, independent thinking, and physical well-being.
6. To introduce students to a range of cultural, intellectual, creative, and physical activities which will spur the learning process throughout their lives.
7. To establish those positive attitudes, values and habits which develop and strengthen self-esteem, personal integrity, a social conscience, and responsible American citizenship.