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Ocean Palms was created some thirteen years ago centered around the dreams of teachers, parents and students. A mission statement was created that still lives on today. Simply put, Our focus is the child. Many schools stick to a program whether it be reading, math or other subjects. At Ocean Palms, we start with the individual student by getting to know many of their personal aspects such as:
- how he or she learns
- what are his or her interests
- what motivates him or her
- in what environments has the students has been successful
- what are the academic successes and challenges that the child possesses
Compiling all this information provides us with a basis by which we create a child profile that helps us to place him or her with the best possible teacher match. Our philosophy allows us to hire a diverse and talented faculty. With over 600 years of combined experience, we are able to provide for the individual needs of the student both academically and emotionally as a person. Throughout the school we emphasize three components that we feel lead to the success of the student. First, we believe that our relationships with you and your child sets the cornerstone of all success. Take a moment and remember back to the teacher you learned the best from, and I’m sure it was the teacher with whom you had the best relationship. That strong student-teacher bond is what we strive for every day. Secondly, we look at what makes each child an individual. We take many aspects into account such as what makes them who they are? What are their needs? How does their own unique way in which they approach their lives affect their learning? Lastly, we feel that we must have a faculty with expertise to meet those individual needs of each child. Over fifty percent of our teachers have a masters degree. More than 33 percent have been teacher of the year, 25% are Nationally Board Certified, and the average years of experience in teaching is 15 years. When you visit Ocean Palms you will have a remarkable experience observing students engaged in their learning, enthusiastic and caring teachers, and involved parents throughout the school. Our school is truly a place where each and every student is our focus and we encourage you to come visit us.