SFT’s Innovative Education Model

Customiz­able, Rele­vant Education

What drove the creation of SFT—and continues to drive us as we evolve—is the reality that the youth in this country are in need of a new type of educa­tion suit­able for the oppor­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges of today’s and tomorrow’s ever-​​changing world.

At SFT, we contin­u­ally work to deter­mine what our students need to learn and develop in them­selves so they are prepared to thrive in the lives ahead of them once they leave us. We are contin­u­ally imple­menting more effec­tive and effi­cient ways for our students to achieve these learning outcomes during their time here.

Research and educa­tional philos­ophy over the last half-​​century inform our under­standing of psychology, neural devel­op­ment, and the learning process. We use the most up-​​to-​​date research and best prac­tices from the field of educa­tion and beyond to ensure that our students master every­thing they need to succeed throughout their lives.

Students at SFT enjoy indi­vid­u­al­ized learning plans, adult mentors, flex­ible teaching methods based on a range of learning styles, multi-​​age group­ings when appro­priate and bene­fi­cial, customiz­able sched­ules, an inte­grated curriculum, and numerous field trips and commu­nity service oppor­tu­ni­ties. Priority acad­emic skill areas—problem solving, reading with compre­hen­sion, crit­ical thinking and logic, research and writing, oral and multi­media commu­ni­ca­tion, math and quan­ti­ta­tive reasoning—are taken seri­ously, effec­tively mastered, and mean­ing­fully assessed.