About Us

Our Mission

Overview

Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School is a community dedicated to the development of the whole child as a curious and inventive person, responsible for preserving and creating beauty in our cultural and natural environments. We will foster this Renaissance child of the Arts and Sciences through Integrated Thematic Instruction.

Active parent participation is the cornerstone of our LdV K-8 School. The goal of parent participation at LdV is the academic success of all children and the empowerment of parents in the educational process. This partnership with the school translates into improved curriculum, enriched school activities for students and an enhanced school environment. Through participation, parents are better informed and able to participate in site-based decision making.

Integrated Thematic Instruction

Overview

Integrated Thematic Instruction (ITI) is a comprehensive school model designed by Susan Kovalik in 1982 to increase student performance and teacher satisfaction. The primary purpose of the model is to teach children in a way where they will gain authentic understanding of core content areas and develop responsible citizenship. Over the past 25 years, ITI has been implemented in thousands of schools across America, Europe and Asia.

Parent Participation

Overview

Active parent participation is the cornerstone of our school. The goals of parent participation at LdV include the academic success of all children and the empowerment of parents in the educational process.

Ldv Middle School

Overview

Leonardo da Vinci Middle School serves students in 7th and 8th grade. We offer a comprehensive middle school in a small learning community of 140 students.

Our middle school teachers offer rigorous curriculum, preparing our students to be college and career ready.

We offer Integrated Thematic Instruction in language arts, math, science, history, art, and physical education for each and every student. Additionally, we have a comprehensive GATE program, allowing students to participate in GATE language arts, GATE science, GATE history, and accelerated 7th grade math, and Integrated Math 1 for our advanced 8th grade students.