Curiosity Creates The Ultimate Environment For
Exploration, Discovery, And Limitless Possibility.

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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  • Extended Play

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

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  • Early Preschool

    Understanding that the early years lay the foundation for future school success, we foster confident learning by building on your child’s natural passion for imagination, inquiry, and exploration. Our highly trained teachers form strong relationships with every child, individualizing each student’s unique experience.

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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.

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.

Design Thinking

Believing designers change the world, we teach children to observe and question their world, build empathy muscles, experiment with prototypes and iterate. Beyond Lower School, Middle and Upper School students build upon these approaches to learning but on a deeper level.

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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.

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.

Learning does not only happen within the walls of a classroom, so we have designed other opportunities for the same types of learning to occur both inside and outside of the classroom walls. Whether the learning is happening through small or large group classroom instruction or outdoor play, we use every space possible to create experiences for children to learn, grow, and explore.

  • iExplore

    Our designated Infant and Toddler outdoor classroom space allows children to imagine, create, explore their growing abilities to move

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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.

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We look forwarding to meeting you and hearing your story.

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