In the spring of 2013, The Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School was the eighth school in the world invited by individual researchers at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) to become part of the Research Schools International program. Research schools are thought leaders in education that bridge the gap between research and practice. This is a global network of schools in the United States, Europe, Australia, and South America that conduct cutting-edge research, lead professional development, and disseminate research findings to the broader educational community in partnership with individual faculty from Harvard’s GSE. St. Andrew’s is proud to be part of this collection of schools who are conducting and disseminating original research to help inform the global educational community.

Happiness and Academic Achievement

RSI and the CTTL collaborated on a study measuring happiness, motivation, social relationships, and academic achievement among students in grades 4-12 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Results show that happiness is statistically significantly related to motivation and academic achievement. Read Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Usable Knowledge article on this research project to learn more.