Core Commitments

  1. Nature Connection & Eco-Stewardship: a commitment to cultivate awarness, wonder and respect for the natural world with the intent to deepen understanding of cycles, eco-systems, environments and organisms, and to reinforce the interconnectedness that we have with them
  2. Experiential & Hands-on Exploration: a commitment to investigate, explore, build, and play through an open-ended process of learning by doing that engages multiple senses, expands critical thinking and encourages reflection and meaning-making
  3. Project-based & Narrative-based: a commitment to explore academic, social and economic themes and concepts through tangible projects with the intent to utilize story to deepen understanding and connection to complex ideas and situations
  4. Child-informed & Inspired: a commitment to being attentive to individual and collective interests and passions with the intent to recognize the reciprocal and symbiotic relationship between teacher and learner and to assess emergent curriculum as appropriate
  5. Inquiry & Dynamic Discovery: a commitment to encourage reliance on curiosity, creativity, intuition and imagination with the intent to trust the process of discovery as much as the achievement of desired outcomes and to bring awareness to differing perspectives and possibilities
  6. Arts & Creativity: a commitment to ensure that opportunities for artistic and creative expression, exploration and experimentation are interwoven into the curriculum as an integral component of knowledge and innovation
  7. Whole Child Identity: a commitment to foster multiple ways of knowing by recognizing the intellectual, imaginative, physical, sensory, and emotional capacities of each child with the intent to cultivate confidence and nurture well-being
  8. Collaborative Community: a commitment to proactively promote and model integrity, empathy, compassion and mindfulness with the intent to foster trusting and collaborative relationships; a commitment to engage parents and members of the community to contribute their time, expertise and wisdom

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