ES Approaches to Learning - Conferences
The school year is divided into two semesters, and student progress is reported at the end of each. There are three occasions per year for formal parent conferences. At the first of these, held early in September, parents meet with the child's teachers. This is an opportunity for parents to share with the teacher their perspective on the child, as a person and a learner. A parent-student-teacher conference follows later in the semester at which student progress is jointly discussed. Finally, in the spring, students are provided the opportunity to lead the discussion, presenting a comprehensive portfolio of work to parents while reviewing the progress made over the course of the school year.