Curiosity & Passion Drive Learning

When students explore their own questions and interests, they learn their ideas are powerful and they make connections to help them understand the world.

  • The Project Approach

    We focus on being responsive to children’s interests to create meaningful learning experiences that are relevant to their lives and understanding.

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  • The Frontier

    On our natural playground, students create, build, and deconstruct in forts, sand pits, stages, slides, and much more. Drawing on the connection between brain development and muscle development, this space challenges young children’s minds and bodies.

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  • Playmaker Classes

    We believe learning does not  stop at 12:00 p.m. PlayMaker Classes provide children opportunities to engage in specific interest areas amplifying our foundational curriculum.

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Relationships are Foundational for Learning

Parent Communication

Parents and faculty communicate frequently through personal interactions, an online progress reporting system, and multiple parent/teacher conferences.

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Personalized Learning

With the understanding that in order to learn, children must feel confident and cared-for, our teachers get to know each of their students as an individual, as well as their family members who become partners in their child’s experience.

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Learners Apply Knowledge to Make an Impact

As many children’s first experience with school, we strive to equip all of our students with the belief that learning is fun, their ideas are important, and that they can impact the world.

Field-Site Visits

Reimagining the traditional field trip by involving children in research practices and the questioning of experts, we venture into our community so children can make new connections and deepen their understanding of classroom learning.

National Accreditation

Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), our teachers are held to the highest of standards in current research and best practices in the field of Early Childhood Education.

Learning Demands Interactive and Flexible Spaces

Each day consists of small and large group classroom instruction time as well as other indoor and outdoor learning environments because we believe learning happens anywhere and everywhere we make room for it to happen.

  • iExplore

    Our STEAM-inspired outdoor classroom space allows children to garden, work with wood, imagine, create, investigate, and discover.

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  • Learning Areas

    Our classroom centers (including math & manipulatives, dramatic play, blocks, art, sensory, and science) intentionally challenge students as they accomplish learning goals through play.

Empathy Influences Learning

Design Thinking

Even our youngest learners are involved in people-centered, problem solving. By exercising their empathy muscles, our children are able to design solutions for those around them.

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Our youngest design thinkers

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