Warm & Caring Community



“Channing Hall is the one school I always felt I belonged at.”

—  8th Grade Student

Our Six Guiding Principles

Our six Guiding Principles are a beacon to be followed as we strive to continually improve. They lead us in making decisions throughout our program, from curriculum choices to disciplinary approaches.


Clear Educational Objectives

All learning activities support the educational objectives of the State Core, the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, and school-specified objectives / goals.


Intellectual Agility

  • Students gain a strong foundation of academic skills from which to draw upon. 
  • Students understand and apply a range of learning and thinking skills. 
  • Students examine and learn from multiple perspectives. 
  • Students learn and use different approaches to solving problems. 
  • Students are able to learn both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Students have the confidence to take risks. 
  • Students are active inquirers and have a passion for discovery.


Differentiated Instruction

It is essential for teachers to: 

  • Differentiate instruction according to student ability levels. 
  • Present material in different ways to expose students to multiple learning styles. 
  • Teach students to understand and work effectively with others who learn differently than they do.


Student Community Involvement

  • Students gain a sense of their personal value system by contributing to local, national, and global communities. 
  • Students gain international mindedness by organizing and participating in activities or causes that promote the common good. 
  • Students use their IB learner profile attributes to contribute in positive and meaningful ways. 
  • Students recognize their ability to achieve excellence and improve the world.


Stakeholder Community Involvement

  • An involved community promotes optimal student learning. 
  • Channing Hall’s community includes students, parents / guardians, teachers, administration, the board of directors, staff and volunteers. 
  • The Channing Hall community acts ethically, treats each other with respect and assumes responsibility for their actions. 
  • Parental / Guardian involvement is expected, as it is a leading indicator for student achievement. 
  • The Community works together to help each student achieve the defined educational objectives (see Principle I).


Student Engagement

  • Students give their best effort, set and achieve personal goals and track their own progress. 
  • Parents / Guardians support their student’s efforts while fostering individual responsibility. 
  • Teachers provide students with opportunities to reflect on and apply what they learn.