William D. Crane, who established Crane Country Day School in 1928, shared a remarkable vision with founding headmaster F. Arnold Lejeune. Crane has remained true to their vision for the past seven decades, offering rigorous academic programs with hands-on experiences that challenge both the intellect and the imagination.At Crane, we teach the whole child. We provide children with opportunities in academics, arts, sports, and community service. Involvement in these activities helps each child discover talents and strengths, which build every child's joy and confidence.Part of Crane's philosophy is a focus on hard work and personal responsibility. Crane's rigorous academic standards in combination with effective, individualized teaching methods allow us to challenge our students to move to the next level.We seek to inspire students to develop a deeper understanding of subject matter both in and beyond the classroom. This approach helps ignite children's natural curiosity.Crane strives to be an inclusive school with economic and racial diversity, where everyone is treated with respect and kindness. Friendships between students at different grade levels, relationships between students and teachers, and a partnership between teachers and parents make Crane a cohesive community. Service learning creates additional ties between our students and the larger community.When these principles are shared by a talented faculty at school and dedicated parents at home, something magical can happen. The ultimate success is when our students graduate with the ability to make the world a better place. We want Crane alumni to add value to society. These principles make Crane a unique school that offers children an outstanding educational environment.
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