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A Sense of Place:
Community and Belonging
The challenges presented by learning to live away from home while working to become a serious and self-reliant student is at times a daunting task for an adolescent boy. South Kent School's Third Form Program uses interdisciplinary and challenge-based learning approaches to meet this task. Giving the boys a foundation of skills, awareness of themselves as learners, and an understanding of their place in this community is of primary concern. Together, the students and a dedicated team of faculty work to create and maintain a supportive yet academically rigorous program. The main goals of this program are to develop and master the academic skills required for success in high school while building character and a sense of community, developing leadership skills, and fostering self-reliance.
The Third Form Program's staff is a four-person faculty team, representing a variety of academic disciplines. This faculty team meets weekly to discuss the Third Form curriculum, teaching strategies, and each student's progress in all aspects of his on-going experience at South Kent. In addition, this faculty team will provide all academic advising for boys in the Third Form. Each student has an advisor who will be the point person for both the student and his parents.
In The Third Form you will:
- Learn how to live in a community away from home.
- Become self-reliant.
- Have a skill-based curriculum.
- Develop skills for time management and organization, critical thinking, careful reading, clear and expressive writing, communication and problem solving.
- Take an active role in helping the local and greater communities.
Third Form Course Offerings:
- English I
- History I
- Pre-Engineering I (Project Design, Presentation, and Technology II)