Our Multi-Age, TK-Grade 2 classrooms are inspired and flexible learning spaces that is made more relatable and meaningful to our students, so they can engage and actively participate in their own education. We have found ways for our students to take charge and boldly claim their future as well-meaning contributors of society. We co-labor with our students to influence their ability to communicate fluently and retain what they are learning. Students do not determine the content of their educational process, but as we co-labor with them, we include their ideas and co-create curriculum in an emergent style. Including students in generating their own education, strengthens their relationship and how adaptable they are in their world.
Our Philosophy turns out students that are brimming with self-confidence, multiple competencies and a strong purpose. Our students are well spoken with an ability to problem solve and manage behaviors independently. Our students break performance barriers because they are connected to what they are learning.
We do not use grades to measure our students progress. We use comprehensive assessments and appraisals to document how our students are comprehending in all areas of their education and how their progress may translate later in their life. We believe education that begins with standards, mandates and predetermined lesson plans, with no room for the students input, loses the heartbeat and pulse of the students interest.
A Standards Only Approach
A "standards only" approach bullies our youth into acting and thinking like everyone else. Students that comply only to basic standards and requirements are not happier or more successful. Intelligence is not measured by a grade point average. There are different forms and types of intelligence and each serve an important purpose and contribution. We present education without the stressors of standards. Our students choose to learn, instead of feeling forced. This methodology gives impetus to their entrepreneurial spirit and their autonomy and leadership is enlivened and reaffirmed.