a self-directed, interest-based, community learning experience
for tweens and teens looking for alternatives to schools
We provide a learner-centered, compassionate, and kind environment, for tweens and early teens integrating knowledge and self in the community of peers and society. While cultivating social awareness of our times we nurture the seeds of humanity, remain observant, and practice open-hearted communication. The learners, facilitators, and volunteers co-create the schedule of offerings.
Our members are homeschooling families that prefer learning in a community, rather than independent academic pursuits. The parents in our community have generally found our children to be more motivated to explore interests, engaging and exchanging energy and ideas with their peers. And, we simply have not found success in our kids "learning" conventional things in conventional ways.
We believe deep learning results from tending to one's own joy, exploring interests, and following their passionate yearnings.
Children, Young Adults, and Adults have equal human rights in the community
Nurture our humanity with Mindfulness, respect, choice, voice, and kindness
Practice Compassionate Communication to observe and examine conflict
Be intentional critical thinkers, approaching life with curiosity and non-judgment
Promote an explorer-centric, inspiring, choice-based environment
Facilitate experiential pathway for meaningful inquiry and growth - much of this is in SEL
Expose holistic & globally applicable historic content