For our older learners, the Learning Center provides a space to collaborate and develop valuable life skills. The classes we offer are focused on skills related to critical thinking, collaboration, writing, communication, time management, organization, developing healthy habits, reading comprehension, research, wilderness skills, mindfulness, and life skills.
Class series are offered by quarter (Fall, Winter and Spring) and students have the ability to customize their schedule by choosing full day or half day (am or pm) options for each day of the week.
There will be time built into the Monday through Thursday classes for students to work on independent studies with support from Learning Center educators.
9:00 -10:00: Independent Studies*
11:30-12:30: Arrival / Lunch & Free Time
2:00-2:30: Independent Studies
2:30-3:00: Pick Up
*Note: Friday classes will not have independent studies
Program for Ages 12-17
Classes Offered Fall Quarter 2023
with Majestic Adventures
FOUNDATIONS FOR RESEARCH
FREE MARKET ECONOMICS
METAPHYSICS & MINDFULNESS
Homesteading is a science on multiple different levels. Agriculture, animal science, food science, experimentation, and social science are used everyday on the homestead. Students will learn about homesteading and engage in related activities promoting these valuable life skills and concepts. There will be both reading and hands-on activities that will take place during the class.
Foundations for Research
Students will learn how to ask questions and search for answers using quality resources. Students will complete research around their personal interests or learning goals as determined by families. Each student will share their research in a way that makes sense and supports their goals such as a paper, poster board, etc.
Students will develop listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills in Spanish. Students will learn common vocabulary terms and phrases and participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts.
Students will collaborate through a democratic process to select books to read and discuss together during class time. Students will complete projects and activities related to the book and complete reading outside of class time.
Students will learn a variety of topics that makeup wellness! Much of the class will be driven by what the teens are interested in learning about, as well as parent input on what is important to their family. Topics could include anatomy & physiology, nutrition, mindset/mental health, finance education, sleep and screen time, exercise, and natural medicine.
Free Market Economics
Using the award winning Tuttle Twins curriculum, students will learn about, discuss, and engage in activities around free markets and the ideas of a free society. They will learn how to distinguish and prioritize between needs and wants, the relationship between scarcity and value, what is an entrepreneur, how trading impacts wealth, what creates value and why we act.
Art & Design
Students will be guided step-by-step in the creation of both 2 and 3 dimensional artworks utilizing a variety of media. They will learn to apply technical skills effectively, understand the principles of design and solve problems by applying the art-making process. By the end of the class, students will produce a portfolio of their work.
Metaphysics & Mindfulness
Students will build a foundation in meditation skills in order to apply strong mental focus to a variety of activities. They will learn how to manifest a goal, integrate their higher self into their body and ground to the Earth. Students will learn about auras and chakras, healing and balance, telepathy and visualization.
Students will become the heroes of an incredibly fun and dynamic quest, working together in a mythical and magical world to overcome interesting challenges, solve mystifying riddles, brainstorm unique solutions to puzzling dilemmas, and swashbuckle with foes. The students will experience the excitement and confidence that comes from banding together to defend their village, solve a perplexing mystery, or negotiate a peace treaty. This class is great for developing interpersonal skills.
Students will spend time outside learning hands on skills through engaging activities. Here is a list the kind of things the students may learn:
Wilderness survival activities and concepts
Fire building (friction, primitive methods, modern methods)
Carving and woodworking
Foraging for wild edible plants
Birding and bird ID
Nature awareness / sensory awareness
Navigation and orienteering
Flint knapping / stone and bone tools
Knot tying / cordage making / simple basketry
Knife/tool sharpening and maintenance
Our mission is to provide education that engages the child cognitively and emotionally. We want to give children experiences that get them thinking and asking questions. We recognize and welcome the unique gifts brought by each child, encouraging independent thinking and imagination, and foster a life-long love of learning.
Our vision is to provide a place where children can thrive, learn, grow and have authentic connections. We will use a curriculum to help guide the core academic subjects while teaching children about thoughtful communication, connection to nature and themselves. With child lead learning each child will be given the chance to explore their talents in a supportive and enriching environment.
Tuition for Fall Quarter
September - December
1 class: $88 per month
2 classes: $175 per month
3 classes: $263 per month
4 classes: $350 per month
5 classes: $438 per month
6 classes: $525 per month
7 classes: $613 per month
8 classes: $700 per month
9 classes: $788 per month
10 classes: $875 per month
Annual supply fee of $150 per student. There may also be additional costs associated with special field trips.
Tuition is calculated based on number of class days in the quarter and evenly spread out and charged per month
To keep our learning center a manageable size so the children and educators can thrive and be successful, we will be limit total enrollment to 18-24 children per day.
We will have one adult educator with about 8 kids per group.
The Application Process
Inquiry: Fill out our enrollment inquiry form below to begin the process. If you have any questions prior to submitting the inquiry form, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone call: After receiving your inquiry form we'll contact you for a chat. It’s casual, we just want to make sure you and your child are a good fit for our community and we'll explain how our enrollment works. We also hope to get a better understanding of your child's strengths and areas for growth.
Tour: Set up a time to see the property, meet the staff and get to know us.
Application: Submit an enrollment form. Please note, if all slots are full at the time of the application, we will notify you to see if we should keep your application on file when and if a spot becomes available that year. An application must be filled out each year.
Decision and Enrollment: Following the tour our learning center admin will contact you within a week to ask any additional questions and let you know if there is acceptance.
Contract: A non-refundable enrollment deposit of $150 secures your child’s spot in the class and goes towards supply fees.