We hold the same beliefs and practices across all grade levels

  • Children learn best by doing – hands-on projects, expeditionary learning, experiential learning.
  • An integrated curriculum has thematic units of study.
  • Social skills are learned (and refined) thru collaborative work.
  • Learning is assessed by the quality of a child’s projects and output.
  • Learning emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Conceptual understanding, not rote knowledge, make lifelong learners.
  • A variety of learning resources de-emphasize learning only from worksheets and workbooks.
  • Community service and service learning projects are in the curriculum.
  • Social responsibility and democracy is inherent in education.