A few years ago, KIS student support teachers proposed co-teaching classes, a natural next step. Already, student support teachers worked with individual students and small groups to provide universal, targeted, and intensive support – running math and literacy labs or joining classes to better support students with learning support plans. These approaches continue to benefit students. But as classroom and student support teachers explored best practices, the idea of co-teaching came up.
At KIS our students apply what they learn - they transfer their knowledge and skills across subject areas as they work to solve real-world problems in a safe, caring, and nurturing environment.
We believe a supportive environment is essential to learning as students grow and navigate campus relationships, teaching one another, and learning together. We think each school day is an opportunity for fun and challenge as students engage with curricular content and extracurricular activities. We recognize our students are whole individuals with their own interests, ideas and hopes, and so our mission is to encourage each student to be more who they are, helping to identify and develop their strengths.
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KIS is proud of its AP program. With nearly thirty advanced placement options, the majority of KIS high school students take at least one AP course. This spring, 324 students sat for a total of 824 AP exams. High school associate principal Brian Voeller believes that the rigor of AP classes provides students with the opportunity to push themselves in a variety of subjects.
KIS alum Daniel Kim, a fourth year medical student at New York Medical College, has matched into radiology residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with Harvard Medical School.