Core Beliefs and Philosophy
We believe in the extraordinary capacity of children to learn and reach their maximum potential in an educational institution that:
- Strives for excellence
- Is staffed with dedicated educators who are specialized in their respective fields
- Implements a sequential plan of study that emphasizes the development of critical analytical skills
Balboa Academy serves a culturally diverse population and recognizes the varied needs of these students. The school provides an educational program based on U.S. curriculum and instructional models that implement a broad and sequential plan of study, emphasizing the development of productive citizens in a global community. Balboa Academy encourages everyone (students, teachers, staff, parents and other school members) to engage in activities that encourage life-long learning.
Balboa Academy fosters a cooperative work environment where individuals care for each other’s well-being and there are continuous intellectual growth opportunities for all.
Balboa Academy believes that all children have the capacity to learn and achieve at their maximum potential, and provides students with positive, academically challenging and intellectually stimulating learning experiences. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned for all students. There are high expectations for everyone. Our goal is to enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills required to become successful, contributing members of society.
Balboa Academy believes that educators serve their community best by continually perfecting their craft and striving for excellence in their classroom practices. Balboa Academy is a community of educators motivated to maximize effective teaching through staying abreast of contemporary research in education, implementing modern methods of instruction, cultivating high expectations, and individualizing instruction. Teachers collaborate in the design, planning and reflection of effective instructional strategies and practices.
Parent participation in the educational process is important. Educators ensure that parents are aware of their child(ren)’s school progress through frequent and varied types of school-home communication. Parents are provided with updated information about the curriculum and specific programs as needed.
Staff and school personnel play an important role in the educational process at Balboa Academy. Professional development and career growth are a high priority. Staff and school personnel are included in school events, celebrations, faculty meetings and staff development activities on a regular basis. They are encouraged to participate in training activities as part of their career development.
Balboa Academy believes learning should be a life-long endeavor. Young students need positive and successful experiences in order to become productive and positive citizens of a global community. They should be competent in six skill areas: communication, math, technology, science, social/team-work, and research (retrieving and utilizing information); practice good health habits and participate in physical education and sports; appreciate the fine arts; and engage in activities that help develop civic and moral values.
Students should love and remember their school because of positive learning experiences. It should be a safe, non-threatening and caring environment and have a legacy of traditions and rituals that live on in the memory of its alumni.