My son gets to go to school each day knowing he will be intellectually and creatively challenged in a supportive peer culture. He gets to apply his learning in myriad ways that show him the beauty and utility of his learning. The teachers mentor the students enthusiastically and thoughtfully as they grow academically and as involved members of their community.
It is actually 6-10 now and will be 6-12 in 2011. The teachers are deeply vested in the project-based curriculum and the students' work and attitude illustrate how successful this is (very). It is a small school so the kids have to get along and for the most part they do. No sports and no prom, but does have drama, art, music and the best field trips on the planet. Also reasonable cost compared to schools with a plot of real estate they have to maintain!
This project-based, interdisciplinary school supports students in posing theirown quesions and carrying out original research in all disciplines. It is for students with genuine curiosity who want more than endless uninspiring tests.