February 21, 2013
What a wonderful school! It s calm, it s rhythmic, it s beautiful. It s full of stories and thought. Little children are allowed, encouraged to spend time at play and a lot of that time outdoors, exploring in nature. Grade school children continue this emphasis on movement and the outdoors, while beginning their academic journey, adding in math, reading (first and second graders are allowed time for the magic of reading to happen naturally and with joy), writing, and science skills through imagination, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. In addition, children learn Spanish, Japanese, how to knit and do other creative handwork and woodwork, play the flute, paint, sing. They get to pick a stringed instrument in grade four. Once in middle school, the academic learning is wonderfully challenging with algebra, physics, geology, geography, human physiology, ancient cultures and more. I have a second grader and a sixth grader, and my children wake up every morning excited to go to school. We are deeply grateful for what this school gives our children and our family!
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