Philosophy Behind The School

Our philosophy is founded in sound practice for helping to educate young children. We believe that each child is a unique and capable individual. Each child has their own strengths and growth areas, and all children inherently possess a curiosity and natural desire to learn.

Our spacious airy classroom is filled with natural light, plants, lovely wood tables and chairs, and a tree fort made of natural wood. Pictures of our students engaged in projects line the walls of the hall. The room and the documentation provided by teachers is reflective of our Reggio Emilia approach to learning.

Our learning environment promotes independence and resourcefulness combined with tolerance, understanding and respect for self and others. Our underlying philosophy regarding communication and relating to one another is NVC or Compassionate Communication based on the work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. Teachers act as facilitators, while supporting children in finding solutions to challenges with respect and empathy. Teachers work to look deeper than a child's outward action and help model the necessary vocabulary to express their needs. 

Some of the educational pedagogy that has influenced our program includes: Reggio Emilia and Waldorf, as well as educators such as Alfie Kohn, Howard Gardner, Marshall Rosenberg, and Bev Bos.