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 Tuesday through Friday..
There will be time built into the Tuesday 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 Winter Quarter 2024
ART & DESIGN
METAPHYSICS & MINDFULNESS
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.
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.
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.
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.
This class introduces students to the four areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through an interdisciplinary approach that will increase awareness and build knowledge. Creativity and collaboration will be encouraged as students develop problem solving skills though projects and games.
In this class students gain experience in writing for various audiences and purposes. Creativity is encouraged and accuracy, organization, and detail in expression are developed.
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.
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 Winter Quarter
January - March
$100 per month per class
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
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 email@example.com.
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.