Overview

Welcome to the WellSpring School website. We’re hoping your visit opens up a world of possibilities for the education of your children. The WellSpring School is a unique school with a teaching philosophy based on three key beliefs:

  • We LEARN – We are purposeful truth-seekers, and truth-speakers
  • We LOVE – We are connected, courageous, and compassionate in relationship to ourselves and each other
  • We LEAD – We are engaged in humble, persistent service to the community and the world

Furthermore we believe that:

  • Intellectual development and character development are inseparable
  • Intellectual achievement in a moral vacuum produces students with strong minds but a weak spiritual core.
  • Character development without rigorous academics produces students with strong hearts but weak minds.

By blending head (We LEARN) and heart (We LOVE) together in the educational process, TWS seeks to produce dynamic individuals of truth and excellence who impact society and the world.

While focusing on heart (We LOVE) and head (We LEARN) we also add a third component that we call hands (We LEAD). In a world where students are so often only consumers and takers, we want to produce generations of students who give back to society through heartfelt service as servant leaders.

Dan Curry
TWS Head Principal

iSC Purpose Statement

International Schools Consortium is committed to providing transformative,

holistic K12 education to develop globally-minded individuals who learn, love, and lead.

Campus & facilities

Learning space
  • Bright, colorful, welcoming classrooms
  • Dedicated Early Childhood Center
  • Specialist areas for Science, Music, and Art
  • Developing Library
  • Unique Special Education Classes and Curriculum
Safety & Security

iSC SAFETY AND SECURITY

To ensure the safety of our students, parents and visitors are required to sign-in at the reception desk upon entering the school building. Badges identifying parents and visitors are available at the desk and must be worn at all times while on campus. Before leaving the school please turn in your badge and sign-out.

SAFETY FEATURES ON CAMPUS

  • iSC schools feature security measures that provide a safe learning environment. The campus access gate features full-time security guard at all times and we have dedicated internal safety and security personnel.
  • When in the care of our staff, all children are accompanied, supervised, and in line of sight at all times without exception.
  • The majority of our staff members are CPR and First Aid certified and receive a minimum of 24 hours continuing education classes bi-annually.
  • First aid certified staff are present at every school event and all field trips.

FIRE SAFETY

  • All schools obtain fire code certification from their local fire bureau.
  • Alarm systems and fire suppression equipment are in place.
  • In the event there is an obstacle blocking your escape route, go to the closest exit. Once outside the teacher should proceed to their assigned gathering point.
  • In the event that the route to the assigned gathering point is blocked, immediately proceed to the alternate gathering point.
  • Teachers and students stand quietly in line until word is given from the administration that it is safe to re-enter the building.

FOOD SAFETY

Healthy, well-balanced food is crucial for each child’s development.

Students have a choice of cuisine, which are prepared by a local restaurant. We purchase our food and beverage products from trusted vendors only for daily meals.

Each month, our students can choose to buy a meal or bring their own lunch. An assortment of drinks and small snacks are available throughout day.

Off CAMPUS EVENTS

A Safety Plan is developed for each off-campus event and a copy should be maintained in the school office.
The plan includes:

  • Pre-visits to the trip destination to confirm all accommodation, food, activity and service information.
  • List of students on the trip, with current emergency phone numbers
  • Permission to travel forms signed by parent / guardian
  • Medical information pertaining to trip participants who require specific medical assistance
  • List of teachers and chaperones, with contact information
  • For overnight and out of city event, a calling tree in the safety plan ensures full contact.
  • To the extent possible, teachers and chaperones have access to cellular phones while on the off-campus events.

WHILE ON CAMPUS

The safety and security of our people and the communities in which we operate is critical. We must be vigilant, disciplined, and always looking out for one another. Each of us is a role model for others. Do not enter classrooms unless escorted by a member of staff or by prior arrangement.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN

If you have any concerns about a child’s behavior or treatment, please contact the main reception as quickly as possible. Report any accident, injury, illness, or unsafe condition immediately. Never assume that someone else has reported or will report a risk or concern. Stop work, your own or others, if you consider it unsafe. Speak up if you observe an unsafe or unhealthy working environment. Listen to others who speak up.

EVACUATION ALARM

Walk to the nearest stairwell and exit the building. Proceed to the assembly area in front of the school. Do not re-enter the building until you are told it is safe to do so.

LOCKDOWN

In case of an emergency requiring a lock-down, locate yourself in a room, and lock the door. Go to an area of the room that is away from the door and away from the windows. Stay until an announcement is made.

IT'S GOOD TO HAVE FRIENDS

As a School, we strive to be appreciated as an active contributor to our local and global community in order to deliver the best possible teaching and learning opportunities for our students. To assist with these goals, we work with a range of partner organizations who provide a variety of services that support our position as an independent school, enhance our curriculum offering, or complement our community engagement programs.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATIONS

AERO: American Education Reaches Out

AERO is a project supported by the U.S. State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) and the Overseas Schools Advisory Council to assist schools in developing and implementing standards-based curricula. Project faculty use the AERO Common Core Plus Standards as the basis of the professional development they provide.

AERO provides a framework for curriculum consistency across grades K-12 and for stability of curriculum in overseas schools, which typically have a high rate of teacher turnover. AERO’s resources, workshops, and professional consultation services help overseas schools implement and sustain standards-based curricula. This effort is in alignment with research-based trends in the development of curriculum worldwide, and particularly with the Common Core initiative in the U.S.

ACCREDITATION

As a School, we strive to be appreciated as an active contributor to our local and global community in order to deliver the best possible teaching and learning opportunities for our students. To assist with these goals, we work with a range of partner organizations who provide a variety of services that support our position as an independent school, enhance our curriculum offering, or complement our community engagement programs.

To that end, we are proud to have been approved as a Candidate for Accreditation approved by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This is an on-going accreditation process that will continue to involve self-study, reflection and improvement. The candidacy applies to grades Kindergarten through 12 and extends until June 30, 2022 by which time The WellSpring School will be seeking full accreditation status.

For more information about WASC accreditation please contact:

Accrediting Commission for Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
533 Airport Blvd., Suite 200
Burlingame, CA 94010
www.acswasc.org

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS CONSORTIUM

International Schools Consortium

The WellSpring School is a part of the International Schools Consortium (iSC) — a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally. iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments, as well as music and choral festivals, and Model United Nations (MUN) conventions. In addition to student involvement, all teachers attend iSC’s annual professional development conference to share best practices. The opportunity to be a part of this larger, interconnected community is just one of the many ways in which the experience is unique. iSC is a division of the LDi - Leadership Development International family of companies, an organization committed to leadership development, training, and transformation around the world.

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