We believe that kids learn best through connection, playfulness and curiosity—and that in the right environment they can educate themselves.

We made it our mission to create that environment, and we think we’ve done it.

 

We believe that kids learn best through connection, playfulness and curiosity—and that in the right environment they can educate themselves.

We made it our mission to create that environment, and we think we’ve done it.

We believe that kids learn best through connection, playfulness and curiosity—and that in the right environment they can educate themselves.

We made it our mission to create that environment, and we think we’ve done it.

A History of Self-Directed Learning

We believe that the best way to prepare young people for an ever-changing world is to create an environment where individualized learning is the norm. It’s a different take on education – one that we are excited to be a part of!

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Our School Environment

Natural light and materials, ample outdoor space close to nature, and time to absorb it all. Learning through nature and the senses is not just fun, it’s therapeutic.

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Attending The Barn School

What does a 21st Century Education cost? How do I begin? Find out more here.

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Testimonials

We are thrilled to have finally found an educational program that embraces our daughter’s propensity for free movement and exploration. The Barn School has become an extension of our family, as it fosters a loving, supportive and respectful environment, full of unique opportunities that allow my daughter to unearth her inner self and willingly express who she is.

Liz, parent

The Barn School is not merely a school but an organic expression of principles that are profoundly relevant to our times. Honouring children where they are and granting them total freedom to explore their own learning on their own terms in a safe space are foundational to these principles. In a world where our education systems seem both overly-bureaucratic and Kafkaesque, The Barn School offers the safety and space where each child can learn to recognize their individuality as well as their communal identity.

John, parent

I have been looking for a place where I can just do what I am excited to do without anyone trying to change my ideas.  I want to be myself and not have to worry about being marked.  I just want to be happy. 

KGC, learner

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