Uninterrupted Learning at Abelard:
an ongoing commitment to education
Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, The Abelard School remains committed to delivering our robust and fulfilling curriculum.
We have always seen education as a lifelong pursuit, and we feel remarkably fortunate to be able to continue to share our love of learning despite the challenging times.
We are so proud of our students, who continue to work hard, whether at home or in school, proving that the Abelard thirst for knowledge and fulfillment remains intact!
We reopened our doors to students for the new school year on September 8th, and we are currently offering a blended instructional platform with a rotating schedule allowing our two cohorts to participate in classes from home via Zoom one week and in the school the next. Additionally, class assignments and materials are posted on a dedicated Google Classroom for each course.
Of course, any student who prefers to do so is able to study solely virtually, and we are ready to return to entirely virtual instruction if the situation mandates.
We are fortunate that our small class sizes allow us to proceed more or less as usual, despite the change in delivery. Our average in-school class is now 4 students, and we have no more than twenty-four students in the school per day, with the two cohorts alternating weekly. As well as receiving instruction, the students still have ample opportunity to ask and answer questions, and to offer their perspectives and insights in a lively seminar format. We are also still laughing and sharing our love of knowledge, and of life.
Our current school day runs from 10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m., allowing students to avoid whatever rush hour congestion as they move to and from school. The majority of our students are being driven by their parents.
Social distancing measures are in place throughout the school, from the hallways to the classrooms, and all students are screened before entry to the school. Enhanced cleaning and ventilation have also been implemented.
Please see our blog for a virtual tour of today’s Abelard!