Jack & Jill Schools/Castleson Inc.
JUNE 13 OPENING
Our ​2017-18 tuition and fees are out.  Regular classes begin on June 13, 2017.  Enrollment for 2017-18 has already closed.  For the purpose of continuously improving programs and services at JJS/Castleson/Sidera, please let us know what you think.

OUR HIGHLIGHTS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  1. Eureka Math, Wit & Wisdom
    Jan 2017. Eureka Math and Wit & Wisdom (for English) will be here next year. Eureka Math is a PreK-12 curriculum that sequences mathematical progressions into crafted modules for each grade, so that students become more confident in understanding each lesson. Wit & Wisdom is a K-12 English curriculum which also provides a coherent sequence of thematic units using literature and informational texts, and adds the rich content in reading and writing to master English literacy skills.
  2. Summer Classes
    May 2017. JJS Castleson rolled out summer classes with much excitement. The most popular class has been the academic enrichment although there's a lot of fun in hip hop, ballet, art, and creative writing especially from our guest best-selling author from the UK, Stephen Bentley.
  3. Curriculum Redesign
    May 2017. Teachers have been redesigning their courses especially in Math using Eureka Math and English using Wit & Wisdom by Greatminds. Other grade levels have incorporated more reading into their materials along with more than 600 donated books from generous benefactors in the U.S.
  4. Automation
    June 2017. The old system of record-keeping is going away. All JJS/Castleson schools have been maintaining their records the old way which was pen and paper. We have commissioned a consultant to move us to online record keeping to make it easier and faster for parents to enroll their children, and soon, pay tuition online.
  5. New Computers
    July 2017. In about a month, all schools will receive new computers and will be installed in computer labs and accounting/payroll offices. Students and staff will soon be working with the latest technology.
  6. Institutional Assessment
    July 2017. This month, we began our institutional assessment of Math and English. Since the implementation of Eureka Math and Wit & Wisdom for English, we have assigned lead teachers who have become experts in these areas. They now guide all Math and English courses in all JJS/Castleson schools. Results from the testing will serve as baseline for our efforts and will be used to adjust and improve our curriculum. Other subject areas will be our next steps.