Academics
Lower Schools
Lower School for Girls
Library Services

Impact on Teaching and Learning

THE LIBRARY PROGRAM PREPARES STUDENTS TO BE ACTIVE LEARNERS AND RESPONSIBLE GLOBAL CITIZENS

The SCH Academy library program supports the school’s mission to prepare students to be active learners and responsible global citizens. 

We strive to: 
  • help students and teachers find and use information effectively:
    • online information is rapidly changing and increasing with few quality controls; it is even more important to teach students to access, critically evaluate, and appropriately utilize information.
  • provide access to a wide variety of resources—print and digital—that support curriculum, inspire the imagination, expand our worldview.
  • help students develop competency in and joy of reading—and expand view of “valued reading” and literacy
    • to include books, magazines, newspapers, blogs, and other digital resources, graphic novels, and new media.
  • create a “reading rocks” culture via book sharing, book commercials, and promotions.

Program Highlights

  • Collaborate on reading program including high-touch reader’s advisory.
  • Integrate iPads and other technology tools to enhance learning in the library.
  • Teach research process including how to select appropriate websites and cite sources.
  • Work side-by-side with classroom teachers to help students with research projects.
  • Offer open library time before and after school: families are welcome to visit to select additional library materials to enjoy at home.
  • Exposure to wide range of genres, cultures, and families in both print and digital formats.
  • Coordinate visiting authors and illustrators, plus book fairs and other special events.
  • Students create video book commercials and use Scratch to code literature responses.