The Herb Alpert Educational Village
Inspired Education for an Evolving World

Learning Habits and Goals

Habits of Mind

New Roads encourages students to:
  1. Use innate curiosity, creativity and imagination to pursue an inquiry and organize and synthesize appropriately complex understandings;
  2. Be willing to take creative, intellectual, and aesthetic risks with both familiar and new information in all areas of study;
  3. Evaluate evidence for its relevance to an inquiry and formulate justifiable solutions;
  4. Appropriately question the authority of history as well as use it to understand the present.

Habits of Character

New Roads prepares students to:
  1. Become conscientious decision-makers who consider the well-being of the community with respect to equity, social justice and ecological balance;
  2. Listen deeply, respond with compassion and attempt to resolve conflict through discourse and cooperation;
  3. Understand and overcome personal biases and prejudices with respect to race, ethnicity, gender and other human differences, and demonstrate open-minded appreciation for other cultures and perspectives;
  4. Act with courage and respect in the face of conflict and injustice.

Tools for Effective Participation

New Roads provides students the tools to:
  1. Read, write, speak and communicate effectively;
  2. Demonstrate scientific and mathematical literacy;
  3. Understand and express social, political, economic, moral and ecological awareness;
  4. Understand how the arts affect social and cultural environments;
  5. Participate and cooperate in athletics and the arts;
  6. Solve problems non-violently;
  7. Respect the ideas and learning styles of others.

New Roads School

3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
ph: 310-828-5582
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New Roads School is a college preparatory K-12 private independent school in Santa Monica, CA, serving over 650 school age children from the greater Los Angeles area. New Roads School provides an inspired educational program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, and an expanding curiosity about the world and its people.