At Seven Arrows, we make a big deal out of these four little letters. Play, when done well and often, provides a blueprint for a life filled with resilience and happiness. It fuels creativity and is essential to enriching a child’s brain and body in...

Having a differentiated learning model in classrooms allows for more engagement and enhances the overall learning environment. Not all learning styles are alike and differentiating instruction supports a classroom environment where multiple learning styles and interests are designed into the lesson plan. This tailoring allows...

Kindness is the Seven Arrows way. It is a common thread aligned with our core values of empathy, gratitude and respect. We believe in caring about others, having compassionate and empathetic hearts and being thankful and generous. A few weeks ago we were fortunate to...

Seven Arrows is committed to the emotional well-being of every student. We have weekly Council in every classroom, designed to help students gain confidence and take risks by talking about important topics close to their heart. Our students participate in Mindfulness classes that develop their...

To make something is not enough; it's making meaning that makes the difference. A real life making laboratory goes beyond consuming and digesting, and provides endless opportunities for students to iterate, prototype, take risks, and ultimately, create. For 20 years, Seven Arrows has been held in the highest regard when...

Often called the study of happiness, positive psychology can more broadly be defined as the study of human potential. Traditional psychology is based around the “cult of the average” and focuses on individuals who lie below the norm—those who suffer from mental illness and distress—and...

Whether children participate in sports, arts, robotics, STEM or STEAM programs, the exploratory nature of these programs afford students with the time and low pressure stakes to take risks and engage with confidence. Studies also indicate that the relationships they build with staff members who...

“Empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.” - Roger Ebert It's no secret that empathy plays an integral role in social and emotional learning. It's one of the most complex skills to build because it takes ongoing modeling and intentional attention. At Seven Arrows, we...

This week, we revisit a Seven Arrows favorite, John Medina’s book, Brain Rules. His chapter about how our brains function in relation to memory retention is a practical resource worth sharing. “We have known for a long time that ‘interest’ or ‘importance’ is inextricably linked to...