Maura Joyce, Head of School

What is the Post Oak difference? Although I don't think there is a good word for it, I would call it civility and humanness. Our students are living in the moment, within the human race, and actively engaging in not just the learning process but also the evolution of their society. They are more emotionally developed than their non-Post Oak peers who are often pitted against each other in a competitive environment. Our students are actively building themselves and therefore the collective personality of their generation.

Learning in an environment where mistakes are not stigmatized or where students feel shame about work that is not perfected, Post Oak students are free and confident to engage, take risks, explore and discover. Flow happens because it is allowed—students can immerse themselves in a concept of interest and repeat and practice the things that take more effort. Adults get out of the way.

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