A Message from the Principal
Welcome to Meadowfield Elementary, a National Model Paideia School! Meadowfield is an exciting, vibrant, neighborhood school because of our wonderful team of teachers, staff, and our supportive families and community. We are committed to providing challenging and exciting learning experiences for our students. I am very proud of the positive learning environment we offer and the opportunities students have to learn through engaging, hands-on activities.
Meadowfield is the first school in South Carolina to offer the unique Paideia approach to learning. The word Paideia comes from the Greek pais, paidos meaning “the upbringing of a child.” The Paideia philosophy encourages children to be active participants in a democratic learning environment. Through units of study, known as Paideia Coached Projects, students are involved in rigorous, multi-disciplinary project-based learning experiences that encourage student choice, and result in a final product or performance presented to an audience outside the classroom. Our students learn to communicate their ideas effectively through writing and discussions with other students. Please come visit us and see Paideia in action!
We are very fortunate at Meadowfield to have supportive parents, families and community partners. There are many opportunities for parents and families to participate in our school events including our Paideia seminars and coached projects. Three times a year we host student led conferences where students share their prepared portfolio of assessments at the end of the first, second and third nine week grading periods. This experience helps our students build responsibility for their own learning, self-evaluation, and goal setting, and enhances and promotes their communication skills. We hope to see you often at these and other Meadowfield events.
Thank you for the opportunity to teach your precious children. We are looking forward to a successful year. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.
Dr. Christine LeBlanc, Principal
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