New Private School: Traditional Basics, New Learning Tools

(OPENPRESS) August 23, 2008 — Just opened this week is the new Applied Scholastics Academy in downtown La Jolla. This pre-K through 6th grade private school on Cuvier Street, combines a traditional emphasis on the basics with a 21st century approach, according to its President, Ian Lyons.

The school, currently offering its summer camp, still has openings for both this and its fall enrollment. It has small class sizes which Lyons says enable teachers to provide individualized attention so the children can progress at their own pace. Parents can take advantage of a free drop-in visit day by calling 858 454 1972.

Ian and his wife, Ruth, who moved across the country to head up the school, were themselves schooled in the UK and Europe. They bring a unique approach to education with them, striving to ensure that all children are equipped with the proper tools for learning and study, based on Study Technology, developed by author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard.

Ruth Lyons, the principal of the school explains the use of Study Technology, stating: “Not only does this approach enhance the phonics-based Applied Scholastics reading program and attention to the 3Rs, but also involves good dictionary practice and research skills that provide children with the ability to discover and learn for themselves. These are very important steps in helping children become self-learners who can succeed in life.”

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