We are a free, public charter K-8 school with a family-like feel, and our staff members have worked together for many years. We frequently host parent and family events, and pride ourselves on creating a caring, supportive environment that also asks the best from our students. We participate in statewide and national math Olympiads and competitions, and emphasize skill-level education with individualized instruction. We provide a rigorous, college prep, STEM-focused education. We emphasize a scientific approach, hands-on work, computer literacy and the ability of students to use data and articulate a thesis.
We offer a learner-centered education with an emphasis on outcomes, visual aids, and technology integrated education.
Our educational philosophy and approach to learning. STEM-focused education is not just about programs; it is about a STEM culture.
We have a beautiful, enclosed and private campus environment that includes: Art room - Auditorium -
Computer lab - Garden / Greenhouse under development - Library - Multi-purpose room, performance stage - Playground, sports court.
Our instructional staff includes a Gifted specialist, English language learner coordinator, reading specialist, school psychologist, Special Education coordinator, speech therapist, and tutors.
Art club, book / reading club, cooking club, drama club, game club, math club, National Honor Society, robotics club, student council, student newspaper, yearbook, yoga club, sports include cross country, PE classes, and soccer.
All the teachers I've encountered are very good at what they do. I have 2 children at the school and have been attending SSA-Peoria for two years. In our experience, the teachers are excellent.
The administrators, teachers, and staff encourage students to treat each other with respect and kindness.
At this school all students learn at their level. My daughter is in 4th grade, but goes to 6th grade for math. They never put a limit on what a student can achieve.