At Hampton we truly believe in making learning fun and helping kids to think outside the box. As we all know, you are "never too old" to learn and the same holds true for "never too young". Our kids are amazing and they bring their own levels of enthusiasm to the table when exploring new ideas. It is our intent to expose our children to learn passively at a young age doing things they would normally do. We play with a purpose; a purpose to learn. Through this basic idea we are able to keep children of all abilities motivated and eager to be involved in the learning process. Our Learning Coaches and their assistants are also very attentive in ensuring that our children are developing in all areas especially socially and academically. We promote a safe, clean and healthy environment.
The learning experiences in our curriculum are intended to help children progress toward a smooth transition into primary school and their environment. We use a Multi Sensory& Blended Method Approach. Our Multi Sensory Approach utilizes all the senses to relay information to the students. It is important to address all of a child’s senses particularly via visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic methods. It is our responsibility to expose our children to different learning opportunities in order for them to thoroughly embrace new concepts. Our Blended Approach mixes different learning environments and combines traditional face-to-face classroom methods with modern technology-mediated activities.
1. Language Development 2. Literacy 3. Math 4. Science –Learning About their World 5.Creative Expression 6. Social and Emotional Development 7. Physical Health Development
Hampton Academy is dedicated to the education and remediation of children needing alternative learning solutions or special education services. Our Curriculum includes a number of approaches to teaching and learning other than mainstream or traditional education. We rely on technology and multi-sensory experiences to help students tap into their learning potential. At Hampton Academy we focus on individual learning styles, individual strengths & weaknesses, individual levels of performance and individual needs to create an Individual Education Plan for each student. Students therefore have the ability to learn at their own pace and not feel the pressures of being left behind when a skill has not been acquired. This approach also allows students to master foundation skills that are hindering them from excelling in the mainstream. The key to Hampton Academy’s success is that we know that children perform better in environments with more teachers per student, smaller classes, a more developmentally appropriate curriculum, special needs equipment and tools and a staff with specific education degrees to teach children with special learning needs. With these key factors in mind it is our goal to ensure that each child receives all the resources they need to succeed in our school, in the mainstream (if they are returning) and in the world.
At Hampton we cater to all children regardless of their need from grade 1 to 12. We promote a family oriented learning environment where students are or become confident in learning. Our class sizes never exceed 10 students therefore our teachers are able to provide quality individualized hands on instruction. Each student has his or her own academic goals based on their strengths and weaknesses. We use the Ministry of Education's Curriculum as well as our own to prepare students for national exams, college life, independent functional skills or the job market after high school.
At Hampton we cater to:
Students needing a small class setting that provides minimal distraction in order to concentrate and develop self.
Students needing individualized attention in order to grasp new concepts and be successful in the academic setting.
Students falling behind their grade level in various subject areas (math, reading, reading comprehension, written expression etc) needing help to get back on or above grade level.
Students with behavioral or social challenges that interfere with academic and social growth.