From Monday - Thursday your student will spend their mornings studying core skills in Mathematics and English. In the afternoons, their time will be spent on special subjects like aviation, art, and Spanish, and on practical projects in the Humanities and Sciences.
But they won't just be stretching their mental muscles. Every day our students will be outside for project work, Physical Education class, and just having fun in our large outdoor spaces.
On Fridays students put the theory they have learned in their Core Classes and Explorations into practice. They also participate in House activities, learn new skills, and work on important personal growth and service projects.
In 2023-24 year we will begin our day with challenges that that reinforce and advance our lessons learned in Math and English classes. We will also participate in House activities.
In the afternoon students might then venture out to explore a local park, factory, or museum. They will put their skills to the test in real world scenarios as they perform expermiments, take their robots for a spin, or create amazing art.
Animal encounters are also a large part of our Fridays, as students learn so much about themselves and their ability to have a positive impact through caring for smaller creatures.
This year we have helped disabled dogs and visited Freebird Farm. In 2023-24 we are going to add some more variety to our offerings:
Students will visit Bear Creek where they will be following a 9 week program that includes units on reptiles, bats, birds of prey, and arthropods. They will learn interesting facts, and get up close and personal with a range of native and exotic creatures. Students will also go on hikes, learn about water systems and geology, and go canoeing. Finally, students will learn how they can make a difference to wildlife in their own backyard through a unit on habitats and local ecology.
Students will learn about coding and construction in order to create their own robots. Their creations will perform a number of different challenges (including robotic battles) as our kids put their creativity and imagination to the test.
Our students will travel to Tyrone to learn and explore classical art techniques and styles with JoDette DiDomi, an artist and instructor with over 30 years of experience. We can’t wait to see the beautiful art they will create!
We will also go on a range of excursions that extend the learning that we do in our History and Science classes, perform works of service at local animal shelters, and we also hope to visit Freebird Farm.
Students will be transported to and from all school events.