Curriculum

The schoolhouse strikes a balance between teacher-led class lessons and student-driven self-directed time. Mentors empower students to find their own answers by asking skillful questions in the inquiry-based style of Coyote Mentoring.

Inspiration-based

Self-directed time encourages intrinsic motivation to learn and the identification of authentic interests for the foundation of lifelong learning.

Project-based

In-depth interdisciplinary projects promote lasting understanding.

Experiential

Weekly field trips take us into the community via bikes, buses, and walking to destinations.

Sustainable

Connecting with nature through core practices, growing local organic food, and learning about our impact on the earth.

Democratic

Weekly meetings build communication skills and civic responsibility.

Creative

The arts infuse the work we do, and open time to play and make allows imagination to grow.

Emotional and Social Intelligence

Time and guidance to resolve conflicts between kids are provided, as are time to create lasting relationships.

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