What does "rigor" mean at The Beech Hill School?
One of the most important reasons that families choose a Beech Hill School education is its steadfast commitment to providing a rigorous and diverse education within the class day; from 8:30 – 3:10. As such, we have developed a uniquely rich class schedule and curriculum. At BHS, we define "rigor" in the following ways:
Rigor means gauging each student’s progress and asking if it is in keeping with his/her ability.
Rigor means emphasizing depth over breadth and focusing on skill development rather than content memorization.
Rigor means high expectations of work quality and effort.
Rigor means challenging students to make connections and think more broadly, guiding them to more abstract thought.
Rigor means students who are actively engaged and developing their own ability to self-assess.
Rigor means the integration of curriculum across disciplines and the opportunity to explore new and exciting courses through an extensive elective program.