St. Andrew’s Announces Research Partnership with The Johns Hopkins University
Posted April 2, 2012
Head of School Robert Kosasky announced in March a new partnership between St. Andrew's and Johns Hopkins University.
The study, titled "Understanding Peer Relationships, Stress, and Success in School," will examine how peer relationships in the 2nd through 8th grades influence students’ stress levels and academic outcomes. New scientific knowledge in this area will help educators at St. Andrew’s, Johns Hopkins, and beyond, to understand how peer relationships contribute to academic success.
"A positive social environment is one of the hallmarks of a St. Andrew’s education. We know how important your child’s joy and confidence are to his or her academic achievements. It’s one of the reasons you have entrusted St. Andrew’s to help shape your child’s future," Kosasky told parents in a letter announcing the study.
The data collected during the study will provide direct feedback in just a few months and will have an across-the-board benefit to our community, Kosasky explained..
Over the past year, The Johns Hopkins University School of Education, one of the leading authorities in the field of educational neuroscience, has recognized St. Andrew's strength in fostering a nurturing and supportive environment while also striving to help each child reach his or her full academic potential. St. Andrew's internal programs, such as Responsive Classroom and our Advisor Program, are just a few of the reasons Johns Hopkins has reached out, Kosasky said. Now, Johns Hopkins School of Education and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions are partnering with St. Andrew’s and St. Andrew's Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) on a groundbreaking research project.
Families in grades 2 through 8 are invited to an information session to be held April 11, 2012 at 7 p.m. This meeting, which will take place on the Postoak Campus, will provide parents with a chance to hear more about the project and ask questions. For additional information, click here to read some Frequently Asked Questions about the project, which will be conducted in mid-to-late May.