Science and Math
Science and math connect us to our environment. In order to truly connect, we need to touch and feel it. We believe in the importance of clear blue skies, overcast mountains, raging rivers, calm ponds, snowy slopes, and sandy dunes. Through a one-on-one approach to Mathematics, we prepare students to experience Science that demands the use of math as a tool.
We believe education is the answer. Community demands a population of people who think for themselves. Community demands people that engage and support the life and needs of that community. We directly teach and assess how to live in a community with maturity and independence. We intentionally design a school culture to mirror the community we want for ourselves.
Reading and writing are the heartbeat of education. These two skills unleash the power of ideas, both ours and those of others. We demand that students master these skills so they can join the adult conversation.
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We use a chronological approach to history so students can gain a sense of perspective on the past and place themselves in the present, understand the concept of cause and effect, and realize the influence of social structure on our lives today and in the past. We enjoy hearing and creating stories. By studying examples in history and telling the story, students understand causality; they are able to make decisions, create arguments, and have discussions that use examples of societal and ideological influences to justify themselves. We don't read the textbook; we write it.