These Montessori-inspired principles influence our innovative, rigorous, self-exploring education through experiential learning, design thinking and meaningful interdisciplinary studies to cultivate a growth mindset.
By Graduation, All Students Will
- Plan and participate in one field study a year
- Attempt an independent Design Thinking venture
- Give multiple presentations including performances to the community
- Plan and participate in service learning each year
In a relaxed, open environment students are able to respectfully express themselves. Community meetings support student agency through mindful engagement as a participant and through leadership development as a facilitator.
Advisory is all four years with the same group of students and same advisor. Advisors help students find educational resources, assist students to target key academic learning goals, work with mentors to ensure the rigor of internships, and actively involve parents in their student's education.
Time built-in to the daily schedule allows for individual and/or small group tutorial time for students (with teacher guidance when needed).
To foster agency, students are encouraged to explore their own interests by participating in week-long field studies linked to various themes and academic work. These may include mini courses, local and international trips based around the arts, astronomy, environmental service learning, civic studies, field study trips, and much more.
Service learning opportunities allow students to become knowledgeable in specific areas of interest while serving local and global communities.