Common Sense Education in Uncommon Times

Common Sense Education in Uncommon Times

Caulbridge is a TK-8th grade private school that is changing the face of education. Bringing together the latest in neuroscience and collective wisdom, Caulbridge School works to develop a child’s sensory-motor, social-emotional and academic skills in a balanced way. To skip over any of these areas will have consequences as your child moves through his or her school years.

Caulbridge Education answers the call of forward-thinking families who are dissatisfied with current educational offerings, sense their children need more than just ‘more’ information, wish for their children to experience a deep satisfaction in life, and want their children to first know their own hearts to venture forth and engage the world with their unique contribution.

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Our 3 Principles

We are preparing children for a time of new paradigms, for jobs that have not yet been created, for unknown challenges and undiscovered solutions. In these unprecedented times of change and uncertainty, our world needs adaptive thinkers with strength of heart and character.

Childhood is a Distinct Time

1. Childhood is a Distinct Time

Learning is Acting in New Ways

2. Learning is Acting in New Ways

Learning is Physiological and Begins in the Body

3. Learning is Physiological and Begins in the Body

Childhood is a Distinct Time


Childhood is a distinct and valid time in and of itself, rather than something to hurry through in a race toward adulthood. Children are not miniature adults; they have a unique set of needs for healthy development. Only when children are engaged with relevant and developmentally appropriate activities can these developmental milestones be reached and real learning occur. Assessing developmental milestones along with academic levels provides a more complete picture of student concerns and capacities.

Learning is Acting in New Ways


Learning is the foundation for a human being to act and behave in new ways. While information alone can be valuable, learning develops a capacity to translate information into knowledge, knowledge into understanding, understanding into wisdom, and any of these into action. At the same time, acting or behaving in new ways can support healthy brain development and influence learning. Children experience the world through the senses, then interpret those experiences through the intellectual and emotional body which leads to action.

Learning is Physiological and Begins in the Body


Learning is physiological and begins in the body. Children process, integrate and act upon information with their entire body. Sensory motor skills, body awareness, maturing reflexes, spatial perception and focused attention are directly related to a child’s capacity for learning. Because the young child’s brain is malleable, it is possible to strengthen these foundational aspects of physiological development as a natural process in the learning environment.

Common Sense Education in Uncommon Times

The Book

Fifty percent of American children are unable to cope, and with the effects of the pandemic, that number has risen by more than we can measure. What does this mean for our children? How can we equip them with the skills necessary to successfully navigate their ever-changing world? In her groundbreaking work, A Common Sense Education in Uncommon Times: Caulbridge, author, parent, education expert, and school founder, Debra Lambrecht, takes on these questions. Her answers may both surprise you and have you thinking, ‘Well, that makes sense!’

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