Welcome to Mayo!
At Mayo Demonstration School, we provide the optimal learning environment to nurture the whole child and develop independent, creative thinkers who act with integrity and make a positive contribution to our world.
A NON-TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENT
We greatly value student engagement at Mayo, and we believe keeping students active is one of the top ways to keep them engaged. Rather than using a traditional row of desks, our classrooms are outfitted with tables, which create a collaborative environment. In addition, every classroom has a sofa and bean bags, and third grade classes utilize yoga balls instead of chairs. Most teachers offer movement breaks, such as interactive board games or dancing, to get the kids moving for a few minutes each day. These approaches to learning keep our students motivated and focused.
Students are selected through a lottery from all four quadrants of Tulsa, creating a diverse population of students. Our students participate in a wide array of hands-on learning experiences that cater to different learning styles to generate a deeper understanding of academic concepts. Students also benefit from creative field trip opportunities, including the Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center, Chickasaw Heritage Center, Great Salt Plains, Crystal Bridges Museum, Woody Guthrie Museum, Woolaroc and the Oklahoma City Memorial.
EMPHASIS ON COMMUNITY
We offer a multi-age social emotional curriculum aimed at teaching kindness to our students. Through this curriculum, students from each grade are placed into “family” groups, which meet three times per week to build relationships and learn about life skills. Younger students form friendships with older peers, and because students are assigned a new “family” each year, they develop a large network of relationships that will last them for years to come!