The Momentous Institute’s Momentous School’s Core Components

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One of the United States foremost aluminum extrusion producers, Western Extrusions offers extrusion, fabrication, finishing, packaging, and product shipping to its clients. Western Extrusions operations out of Carrollton, Texas, and supports numerous community-conscious organizations, such as the Momentous Institute (MI).

MI established its Momentous School in 1997 to provide a bustling learning environment for urban children from the age of three through to the fifth grade. The school’s core components include helping children develop problem-solving skills while working closely with parents to keep them involved in their children’s academic careers.

Classes are small in size, allowing stronger relationships between students and faculty. Teachers operate via an Understanding by Design (UbD) principle that encourages the continuous revisiting and tweaking of their curriculums. Classrooms experience regular visits from guest speakers and students enjoy numerous field trips. Further, Momentous School operates on an extended calendar that sees students study for 190 days each year. To foster continued learning, Momentous Schools offer students more frequent breaks that are shorter in length that those commonly provided by other schools.

Momentous School’s Vision and Impact

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Momentous Institute
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A leading aluminum extrusion producer, Western Extrusions offers a number of additional services from fabrication and finishing to packing and shipping. In keeping with its commitment to non-profit support, Western Extrusions is a proud contributor to Momentous Institute, a leading provider of education and therapeutic services in Dallas.

Established in 1920 by a service organization of over 600 Dallas-based businesses and community leaders, Momentous Institute serves as many as 6,000 children and family members each year through its mental health-based curriculum at Momentous School. Based on the social emotional health programming that Momentous Institute has been committed to since its inception, Momentous School was founded in 1997 as a parent-engaged laboratory school for students aged 3-10 (Pre-K through Grade 5).

Its curriculum emphasizes the importance of positive social experiences with the understanding that they can be a key predictor for future academic success. Relationships with both students and parents are guided by the core values of respectfulness, innovation, collaboration, hope, and stewardship. Classrooms are smaller than those found in most public schools and students attend classes for 190 days each year, slightly more than average. Ninety-nine percent of Momentous School graduates completed high school on time, and 86 percent have enrolled in post-secondary institutions.