Junior School is for children aged two to twelve. The focus of Junior School is igniting passion for learning through play and exploration. Junior School classes are play and project based.
Junior School is divided into two phases: Core and Love of Learners.
Created to give core phase children a safe and fun learning environment based on learning through play. Activities can include: circle time, books, active play, nature walks, literature based activities, crafts, free play, practical life skills, etc. Parents are encouraged to teach and lead activities on a subject they are passionate about. It could be anything from hiking to cooking, messy science experiments or super heroes. This class is 95% hands-on. Core classes are divided into three age groups:
- Tadpoles (ages 2-3)
- Polliwogs (ages 4-5)
- Frogs (ages 6-7)
- Toads (ages 7-8)
Love of Learning (9-13)
This project-based class will explore diverse themes throughout the year. We will cover such topics as Warrior Skills, Natural Disasters, 7 Wonders of the World, and Imagination Exploration. Each theme will last 4-5 weeks and have hands-on work for the students to experience. At the end of each theme, the students will share with the class a presentation they have prepared at home. The end of theme presentation and “student share” are not required, but exist to serve as a way for the students to get to know one another, provide opportunity for self-expression, and provide a chance for them to practice speaking in front of their peers. Depending on how many students we have enrolled in this class, we might have to split this class into two classes.
Love of Learning Book Club (9-13)
There is just something magical about discussing a story with our friends. In this project based class we will read books, at home, then meet once a month to discuss them, do hands on activities, and have a lot of fun together. Regardless of if you are reluctant reader or a speed reader this is a class that you will want to be a part of.