STAMFORD – The Bi-Cultural Day School in Stamford (BCDS) has been re-accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), it was announced recently by the school’s principal, Jacqueline Herman.
“This is a school that I would be extremely proud of if I were principal,” said CAIS Director Doug Lyons in issuing the report.
Noting the “warmth and enthusiasm” that resonates throughout the school, the CAIS visiting committee noted in its report, “The importance of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion is taught in many ways in the school. The new “R2” Program, created in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for example, which was launched this fall, has begun to bear fruits.” The committee also cited BCDS for recognizing and responding “to differences in learning styles and abilities of the students.”
In a letter to the school community, Herman wrote, ““I could not be more proud of the students, teachers, and parents who truly make this school what it is and inspire us to keep moving forward. Our high academic standards, revitalized energy, iPad integration, art, music, athletic, early childhood and experiential learning programs were highly commended throughout the process, with special focus on our forward thinking technology.
“As principal, I have the great fortune of seeing these amazing educational opportunities each and every day. Our teachers are driven to continue this positive and forward momentum. We continue to find new ways to spark creativity and enthusiasm into both the Judaic and secular studies learning experiences.”