Learning Resources

Learning Commons

Centrally located in Holwerda Courtyard, the Learning Commons provides access to high-quality materials, instruction, and guidance on writing and research processes to students in grades 8-12. The student-centered environment is designed to empower students to grow as readers, researchers, and collaborators and to equip them with the tools to do so.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is a student-centered point of service designed to support students at every stage of the writing process. Students are invited to make an appointment or drop by to pursue help with a particular question or area of concern. Support and mini-lessons are available to help with understanding the prompt, moving through invention strategies, organizing ideas, or correcting errors identified by teachers.

The Writing Center is a resource for students who seek to grow and improve. We aim to be a welcoming environment that gives students a positive experience with the writing process—one they would want want to replicate here and in the future. 

Technology & Digital Citizenship

Upper School students who utilize the Learning Commons enjoy the freedom of working collaboratively or independently as they choose, with access to Chromebooks for use in the Learning Commons space or elsewhere on campus. Whether using CCS Chromebooks or their own device, students are expected to abide by the Technology Community Covenant.

Through many avenues of instruction, we teach digital citizenship and weave it into our daily instructional practices. In accordance with the 2016 ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Student Standards, our goal is that our “students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.”

The Library

The Library, housed between the Lower School and the Middle School space, serves students in grades PreSchool-7.

The Library has a healthy collection of fiction, non-fiction, reference, audio-visual, and electronic resources available to students, faculty, and staff. The Librarians work with faculty to coordinate programming and support classroom curriculum as needed.

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