Establishing for fall 2023!
2023 - 2024 School Year
Flexible spaces for learning and play!
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.
Primary (Ages 2 - 4)
WONDER. CURIOSITY. PLAY.
Our early childhood education method is driven by wonder and curiosity through play. Play is the motivating force that stirs children to learn and is essential for children’s development and building their confidence as they learn to explore and relate to others. We value a play-based and child-led approach while guided by adults responding to their individual interests and needs. Learning activities are purposefully set up to create play that is linked to a child’s current interests. Invitations for learning are presented at a level for each child to access and explore independently.
During early childhood, we focus on natural play and imagination without the use of technology and toys geared towards entertainment. Our setting is a nurturing, tranquil, safe space where children feel loved and at ease, rather than bright and busy environments that can be overstimulating and cause distraction. Within the day, there is a sequence of rhythms and routines, such as story time, art, music, movement, taking care of ourselves and the environment.
Each child has within themselves everything they will ever need to grow into a beautiful being. Our job is to nurture their soul and instill a good foundation to discover their truth.
Early Elementary (Ages 5 - 7)
CURIOSITY. PLAY. ACTIVE LEARNING.
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)
CORE SKILLS. PLAY. ACTIVE LEARNING.
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)
CHARACTER. COLLABORATION. REAL WORLD LEARNING.
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)
COMMUNITY. SELF-DIRECTED. CAREER READINESS.
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.