The levels of the school are:
- Kindergarten (3-5 years old)
- Junior School (6-11 years old)
- Middle School (12-14 years old)
- Senior School (15-17 years old)
Professor Gardner of Harvard University was the first one to develop the theory that multiple intelligences exist, so that our comprehension of “intelligence” is increased beyond linguistics and mathematical logic (connected to reading, writing and calculus) adding others such as: kinaesthetic, spatial, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalist intelligences.
At Caxton School, the goal of teaching is that pupils achieve “understanding”. Understanding is being able to carry out a variety of actions (called "performances") that show one's grasp of a topic. It is to be able to take knowledge and use it in new ways.
Understanding is the ability to think and act flexibly with what one knows: understanding of a topic is a "flexible performance capability" with emphasis on the flexible.
Our job, as teachers, is to identify and encourage all the students' strengths, skills and talents. Caxton School implements techniques based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (created by Professor Gardner of Harvard University) and Teaching for Understanding Project (developed by the Harvard Graduate School of Education) with varied activities at the different levels.