We believe that education should be a process that occurs naturally through playing, exploring and hands-on experiences to create life-long learners.
We strive to provide a caring, positive energy and an environment that inspires teachers and children to play and learn without inhibition or hesitation.
We believe the school environment should beckon children to explore, discover, create, imagine, sing and dance.
We implement process based art and science which allows children to create, explore, and discover through intrinsic motivation and our natural instinct as human beings.
We believe language and literacy begins with our own voices and through poems, songs, oral histories and role playing.
We believe children grow socially through their own interactions with other children, through trial and error, and where friendship and empathy are modeled but never forced.
We respect children by listening when they talk, honoring their fears and feelings, offering more supplies when they need them, and standing back when they are discovering or trying to solve a problem.
We provide the opportunity for children to connect with nature through our extensive garden classroom, park days and field trip programs.
We nurture the whole child by providing them with organic, local snacks and limiting the use of toxins and chemicals in their environment.
We believe family and culture is the most important part of a child’s life and must be involved in the school community and celebrated often.
We believe that a bilingual education has a positive effect in cognitive development and intellectual growth and fosters cross-cultural understanding.