The Tidewater School does not discriminate on any basis. The Tidewater School does not believe in academic cleansing. We believe that every individual possesses gifts, some of which are not validly assessed nor accurately measured in young children. No child will be denied entrance on the basis of developmental or perceptual disabilities as long as the child is able to communicate intentions and reciprocate to others. Communication skills must be compatible for comprehension and expression levels of the class of entry. Children whose learning needs differ from the general student population will be required to have a tri-annual re-evaluation provided by the parents. Parents must provide all requested supportive documentation prior to the time of entry.
Portrait of a Tidewater Student:
Characteristics of a Tidewater Pre-Kindergarten Child:
- Three years old at time of admission.
- Toilet trained.
- Able to communicate needs, understand and follow simple directions, and socially skilled to be in community.
Characteristics of a Tidewater Kindergarten Child:
- Five years old on or before September 1st of the year of entrance.
- Able to sustain focus of attention for the individual and group learning tasks of this curriculum level.
Characteristics of Tidewater Elementary Child:
- Sustains focus of attention for work time, in both individual and group directed tasks.
- Works independently, demonstrating initiative, creativity, and responsibility.
- Negotiates and cooperates within a community of learning.