We work to develop in students a thoughtful, perceptive mind. We also value intuition, empathy, self-awareness, creativity, and inner strength. To this end, we often use academic approaches that go beyond direct instruction:

  • Dialogue as a way of understanding other views and other interpretations
  • Reflection on meaningful connections in their experiences and their choices
  • Textual study as a glimpse of previous work people have done
  • Integration of different kinds of knowledge, to understand how the same phenomenon may be seen through different lenses
  • Active experience in the field, to ground their learning in real life
  • Self-determined goals for learning in order to discover inspiration within themselves.
  • Skills of healthy living for self-awareness and well being
  • Social influences that cultivate a sense of personal value

Through these various modes of learning, we aim to create the true learning community, in which teachers and students share the opportunity to discover and grow.


Open Houses

Saturday, October 1
Sunday, December 4   
Saturday, February 11   

Kids hugging

Further Reading

"Rocks in the Basket"

an article by co-founder Barbara Rabin