One of the biggest issues that both public and private schools face today is the issue of exclusion; across the world, children are ostracized from the very place where they should be accepted due to disability, race, gender, socioeconomic status and religious preferences.
Wasatch Academy, however, is build on a core set of values that revolve around active inclusion — not exclusion — so that students of all backgrounds recognize, reach and explore their potential. Here’s why private boarding schools should provide a renaissance of academics, arts and culture for every student, and how Wasatch Academy became an expert in inclusive education.
Learning Experiences Shape Academic Proficiency
A student’s experiences with learning can shape how they view education as a whole for the rest of their lives, making it critically important that adolescents view education as a healthy, positive aspect of life. At Wasatch Academy, we don’t have to present a case study on the reasons why values such as respect, dignity and kindness foster a healthy learning environment — our school lives it.
We know that private boarding schools bring students from all over the world to one location; and instead of focusing on the differences between our global student body, we embrace these nuances. The result? A more positive, healthy learning environment where students find their flow — whether it’s in academics, extra-curricular activities, sports or off-campus field trips to Southern Utah.
The Link Between Bullying and Academics
Research indicates that ostracizing and bullying don’t just affect students emotionally and psychologically, but academically, as well. Students who are bullied are less likely to attend school, complete homework assignments or engage in healthy socialization. This research evidences that private boarding schools must be a place of kindness and mutual respect for students to thrive academically, socially and independently.
Where bullying and disrespect exist, overall performance in academics drops significantly. Wasatch Academy is dedicated to being part of the anti-bullying revolution while simultaneously teaching students about diversity, mutual respect and dignity.