Letter From the Head of School
Welcome to Headlands Prep!
When I walk out of my office I am inspired; a steady, joyful buzz fills the air as students and teachers work alongside one another, collaborating while deep in dialogue. There is a true sense of ‘we’re in this together and learning can be fun and exciting. This relationship between our students and teachers is the heart of the transformational experience at Headlands Preparatory School.
While our student body is composed of students with diverse needs and goals, more often than not, parents seek out Headlands Prep because their childrens’ needs are in some way not being addressed in the traditional school setting. Rather than being forced to fit into a mold, our students are celebrated as individuals within a collective community. Our one-to-one model and flexible scheduling allow students to learn at their own pace and design a schedule that supports their academic needs. While the individual is the focal point of our learning process, we are very intentional about creating a sense of community among our students and faculty. Students form friendships based on common interests discovered through our small group electives, lunch time social clubs, community building, and service activities.
As an educational institution, we have an awesome responsibility to instruct, inspire, and empower our students. Part of our mission, and certainly our greatest joy, is to offer our students a transformative educational experience that helps build academic self-esteem, develop self-awareness, and nurture responsible contributors to the global community. At Headlands Prep we partner together – as parents, teachers, and administrators – to create a supportive, positive, and respectful environment for each other, to set the stage for our students to flourish in a nurturing and uplifting learning community.
Throughout our website, you will find information about the admissions process, our academic program, student life and much more. My hope is that it will give you a glimpse into the Headlands Prep experience and a better appreciation for the magic that happens here each and every day. I personally welcome you to reach out to our admin team to set up a time to learn more about how our vibrant school allows us to personalize learning and create an environment for our students to excel in all aspects of their lives.
Kristie Moore-Arauz, Head of School