Global Focus Energizes Harrisburg Academy
Children are children, wherever they go to school, subject to thesame impulses and energies that can disrupt a classroom.
That’s why the Harrisburg Academy, a private school in Pennsylvania’s state capital that aims to prepare its students “for the globally connected world of the future,” is experimenting with AlertSeats™.
“I really do believe that the AlertSeat™ has a place in the educational setting,” said Kevin Muirhead, Head of Early Childhood and Lower Schools.
Describing these alternatives to traditional classroom chairs as “beneficial for certain children,” Muirhead said that his programs use their AlertSeats for children who fidget or who need better focus to succeed in the classroom.
Founded in 1784, the Harrisburg Academy is a co-educational, independent day school with 400 hundred students. Children can enter the school for its early childhood program and stay through high school.
At every level, Harrisburg Academy is academically challenging and it takes special pride in being globally minded. It is one of just 15 schools in Pennsylvania to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma. With that educational background, the class of 2011 scored acceptances in 71 different world-wide institutions.
Because of its small size and low student to teacher ratio (8:1), Harrisburg Academy can focus on each student’s individual learning needs. And with its commitment to providing technology and other tools to aid learning, the AlertSeat™ fits right in.