San Sisto College is a learning community of approximately 850 students, that specializes in the education of young women within a Catholic environment.
We seek to promote the principle that all members of our
community (students, parents and staff) are learners.
We have developed strategic, carefully integrated programs
to maximize learning in the intellectual, social, emotional, psychological,
physical and spiritual domains.
The Five Dimensions of Learning (McREL) are nested within
our Pedagogical Framework.
Dimension 1: Attitudes and Perceptions (for Learning, Life
and Well-Being) must be positive for full involvement in the learning
opportunities offered at the college.
Everything girls do should be “lined” with a positive attitude, an
optimistic spirit, a healthy respect for life and learning and for all other
members of the community.
Dimension 2: Acquiring and Integrating Knowledge, Dimension
3: Extending and Refining Knowledge and Dimension 4: Using knowledge
Meaningfully inform our planning and teaching processes that promote higher
order thinking and more effective learning outcomes.
Dimension 5: Habits of Mind and Spirit also serves as a
“lining” or underpinning base for all learning activities. We have adopted
Arthur Costa’s 16 Habits of Mind of Mind as the basis of this Dimension. Our
Dominican heritage and ethos informs the development of habits of “Spirit”.
Catholic ethos, Dominican heritage and College Values
permeate the fabric of life at the college. It is expected that college
practices, policies and procedures all reflect our values.
Central to all we do is an attention to Right Relationships,
Personal Well-Being and High Expectations. These elements help bind our strong