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Kids in Technology Class

Classroom Communities

Now Accepting Applications
 for Fall 2023 - 2024!

2023 - 2024 School Year

An inclusive community of diverse multi-age learners supporting one another through a journey of self-discovery. This environment fosters a culture of belonging, respect, collaboration, and community.

Preschool  (Ages 2 - 4)
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Play is one of the most important ways in which children learn. During long periods of both open-ended and structured play, our highly qualified teachers support and guide students to build friendships, work together, and solve problems. Exploration and free play stirs the heart and cultivates a love for learning. We use a strengths-based approach to redirect challenging behavior. Children learn that their voices and feelings are important. When children are in conflict, teachers invite them to listen to one another, encourage empathy, and guide them to solve their problems together – with the children's own ideas and solutions when possible. Teachers model their own thought processes out loud when questions arise, to encourage children to try different thinking strategies and encourage awareness of others and empathy. Our indoor setups are diverse enough to engage the varied interests of the children and also encourage them to try new things. Setups might include: open-ended art projects, sensory stations, dramatic play/dress-up materials, block and building play, an open-ended writing/alphabet exploration center, a reading corner, and a quiet play area.  

Early Elementary  (Ages 5 - 7)
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Our early elementary education approach is driven by natural curiosity, active learning, and critical thinking. Outdoor exploration and free play stirs the heart and cultivates a love for learning. Children use hands-on materials to build a strong foundation of core skills to increase confidence and emotional intelligence, along with fine motor development through drawing in nature journals. While playing actively and thinking critically, children develop skills to help them become independent thinkers and strong communicators – both which are vital to become lifelong learners.

  • Playing and exploring – where children investigate and experience active learning.

  • Active learning – where children concentrate and keep on trying, even when they encounter difficulties, and enjoy their achievements.

  • Creating and thinking critically – where children have and develop their own ideas, and can make links between them, and develop strategies for doing things.


Upward Elementary  (Ages 8 - 10)
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Learners in our upper elementary further develop a love of learning while strengthening core skills in language arts, reading, and math in a self-paced, adaptive, hands-on learning during guided skill building sessions. Students explore the arts, sciences, history, and natural world through exploratory projects. Projects require teamwork, critical thinking and creativity. Meanwhile, plenty of free play binds the community together and builds problem solving and collaboration.

Middle Adolescent  (Ages 11 - 14)
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Middle school is the time when students are developing a deeper understanding of their character, while they are guided to explore their natural talents and gifts, who they are, and where they are headed. Students work on real world experiences while writing and thinking more deeply. Collaboration with their peers will challenge and support them through peer review of their work. Life-skills development are woven in, incorporating soft skills such as teamwork, flexibility, persistence, problem solving, leadership, work ethic, and conflict resolution. Students are taught to self-advocate for their intellectual, academic, creative, and social-emotional needs. 

Flexible High School  (Ages 14 - 18)


Our self-directed, project-based high school (grades 9-12) allows for flexibility to design their own high school experience so it “fits” their goals, dreams, and learning preferences. Depending on their passions and interests, there is a deep focus on apprenticeships, purpose seeking, and career readiness by gaining job experiences through community internships. We also emphasize proficiency with technology, as its effective use is a requisite skill in higher education and the workplace. Parents will have an active role.

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