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Kids in Technology Class

Learning Communities

Early Elementary - Middle Adolescent


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

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. 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. 

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