Today Ravenscroft students, faculty and staff reflected upon and honored our many blessings during the annual Thanksgiving Chapel and the Lower School program for grandparents and special friends.
Ravenscroft has joined forces with the Center for Creative Leadership to pioneer a groundbreaking, Pre-K-12 curriculum designed to teach the leadership skills that will prepare our students to become citizen leaders.
The Center for Creative Leadership has identified the skills that characterize successful leaders - such as strategic thinking, collaboration and empathy - and developed a proven method for teaching them to adults.
"For more than 40 years, the Center for Creative Leadership has been at the forefront of professional leadership education across the globe. We are proud to be partnering with the very best in the industry to combine citizen leadership learning into the excellent academic program for which Ravenscroft is known." - Doreen Kelly, Head of School
At Ravenscroft, we wondered - why wait to teach leadership skills until after students have completed their academic education? Why not integrate them into everyday classroom learning for kids?
Ravenscroft educators and CCL trainers worked together to "translate" CCL ideas and training into concepts, lessons and exercises that are engaging and appropriate to children at each grade level. The result? High-achieving students with a leg up on the leadership and real-world skills they need to succeed in the future.
Can leadership skills be taught? The Center for Creative Leadership has been doing it for more than 40 years. CCL has transformed the workplace of major corporations, nonprofits and government agencies - and the impressive results have been recognized worldwide. In 2017, CCL earned its fourth straight Top 5 ranking from Financial Times. We're proud to be their partner in change!
What does it mean to Lead From Here? With our Citizen Leader Framework, we are equipping today's students to succeed in tomorrow's world. The competencies in our Citizen Leader Framework span beyond the classroom. They can be seen on the sports field, the art room, the stage and every day in our community. In every sphere of student life, our students learn to seek excellence and model leadership.