Philosophy

We believe that, given the right environment, children are naturally motivated to educate themselves in ways that match their skills, interests, and the world around them. We strive to create an environment that offers:

Nurturance to Become

We value emotional and social learning as much as we value academics. We use nonviolent communication tactics and consensus based decision making to work through feelings and conflict. Respect for children as people is at the core of all we do.

Freedom to Grow

This is a community of learners who make their own choices. Learners define their curriculum and decide what activities they should participate in to satisfy their learning goals and meet their needs. They define and manage their own projects, reflect on their learning process, and coordinate their own assessment portfolios and reviews. The world is changing at an ever increasing rate and young people who are self-aware, engaged, and empowered are in the best position to navigate the opportunities in the 21st Century.

Support to Learn

Our Learning Environment closely resembles life in the Real World with the option for additional support if children request it. Unlike traditional schools, our children are not segregated by age or ability. With this diversity comes creativity, self discovery, compassion, and increased opportunities for learning. With a variety of experiences and opportunities to interact with all types of people, learners explore the world and their place in it.

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Our Story

A Message from Erin

Education Model