Our Story

The Children's School of Art and Science began with the personal journeys of three unique teachers, each of them concerned with what it means to learn and live as a fulfilled human being. Before taking responsibility for a classroom, these individuals deeply pursued the question of how to find happiness and embrace learning of all kinds. Teaching children for them became a way to build a community that honors wisdom and connection.

January,
2008
Young Spirit Foundation was established to further that purpose. It began with a series of dialogues among parents, educators, and community supporters about what matters in education, and how to articulate a set of core principles.
 
May,
2011
Local parents met to hear a proposal for The Children's School, a learning community that seeks to place knowledge and skills in a meaningful context while recognizing the patterns of child development.
 
September,
2011
The school opened with five students, ages 3-8, in the warm living space of a family home.
 
June,
2012
The school performed its first annual theater production, "Praise for the Morning," and held its first end of year ceremony, Memories and Reflections (now called Reflections and Aspirations).
 
August,
2012
The founders adopted a new name: The Children's School of Art and Science, and moved to a rented space, enjoying the hospitality of Congregation Kol Emeth.
 
January,
2013
The school launched its first annual Science Exhibition, an innovative mix of history, discovery, experimentation, and drama.
 
September,
2014
As we entered our fourth year, parents came together to form a separate nonprofit corporation for the school, with tax-exempt status.
 
August,
2015
The school established its current location at the beautiful Trinity Lutheran Church, adjacent to a number of excellent public facilities.

As this creative program continues to evolve, our community of caring families is growing. We are constantly seeking ways to deepen those connections as our students come to define for themselves the path to success and happiness.
 

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