An educational philosophy developed as a result of our lab. Our objective is capable, thriving learners – engaged and invigorated, capable of reaching their potential and benefiting from the best of themselves, ultimately sharing their innate talents, individuality and well rounded perspective with a world community.
This objective is at the top – a roof, a pinnacle. At the bottom is a foundation of security – security which is offered by nurturing adults and a safe and social community. Above the foundation are three essential pillars. The first pillar: independence and flexibility. The second pillar: creativity. The third pillar: limitless approaches to knowledge and experience – variety. This is a philosophy ultimately taught to us by the students themselves. Students thrive given these essential elements in their education and when these elements are available, students beg for more.
When allowed to learn in an environment that not only allows for these elements, but encourages them, students take ownership; they are happy and soar above benchmarks.