Learning through all senses
Learning through all senses really engages the whole body. By isolating the senses, we refine the senses and prepare the child for future work.
Whole of brain learning
Learning that engages the whole brain, the left side (intellectual) and the right side (creativity/arts). In all classes the selection of materials ensures that both the left and right brain are engaged. As children can select the materials they wish to work on, children can freely move from left to right activities in addition to materials that would work both sides of the brain.
Looks at the child as an interconnected whole/being
The child is connected to their family, school, community, culture and environment. Learning about their culture, the culture of others, history, geography – they can really get a sense of belonging but also a respect for others. Children are or can become actively engaged with the world around them, their community, their environment and the nature that surrounds them. This can lead to respecting their environment and respecting others to become a true global citizen.
Love for learning
Our curriculum is set up in such a way that the children find it fun to learn. Our passionate educators make all classroom lessons individualized, hands on, productive, focusing on the process. In short, they make it fun.
In addition to our well-rounded programs in language, math, cultural studies, sensorial development, and practical life skills, we also offer classes in music, dance, Art, Spanish, physical education and various extracurricular activities. We also have an amazing supplemental curriculum that covers areas like Astronomy, Role Models, Professions and many more. Our goal is to help every child in our school to enjoy learning, a trait that they would need to become global citizens of the 21st century.
All the meals served to our children are from scratch, using the finest ingredients and focusing on using local and organic products where possible. Each of the meals are well thought out and carefully crafted to insure it is well balanced and nutritious. We offer gluten free and vegetarian options for all our entrees. Special alternative meals will be available to conform to dietary needs, allergies, etc. as well, on special request.
We include you in your child’s education. Parents are always kept up-to-date about their child’s progress in the classroom, including any developmental milestones.
We instill in our students a love for the natural world. Ecological studies and outdoor education are an essential part of every student’s life at our school. We achieve this through daily nature experiences. Beautiful gardens surround our school. Our students, with help from their teachers, maintain and care for garden areas which offer varied experiences for study, exploration, and getting in touch with nature.