Setting Students up for High School Success

Each semester 25 motivated eighth graders from across the country and around the world come to Steward at Incarnation to grow personally and academically, discover more about themselves and our world, and embark on adventures that they will remember for a lifetime.

Our close-knit, intentional community provides a safe environment to practice, reflect, and persist in the core skills that they’ll need to thrive in high school and beyond.

Critical Thinking

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle

Students will be able to:

Clarify, Interpret, Determine, Generate, Associate, Understand, Infer, Compare, Hypothesize, Analyze, Develop, Evaluate, and Decide.

Problem Solving

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” - Albert Einstein

Students will be able to:

Identify, Describe, Gather, Think, Model, Choose, Implement, and Evaluate.

Communication

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” - George Bernard Shaw

Students will be able to:

Read, Write, Speak, and Listen to Inform, Persuade, Debate, Theorize, Summarize, Analyze, Investigate, Narrate, and Describe.

Organization & Time Management

“When it is time to sow, sow and when it is time to harvest, you will harvest. Obey this rule.” - Israelmore Ayivor

Students will be able to:

Visualize, Designate, Prioritize, Personalize, Systematize, Internalize, Prepare, Perform, Reflect, and Streamline.

Sense of Self, Place, and Purpose

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.”
- Lewis Carroll

Students will be able to:

Identify, Articulate, Challenge, Accept, Participate, Experience, Fail, Recover, Reflect, Overcome, Communicate, Contribute, and Grow.