What We Learn
Our curriculum was created by combining our favorite things from many different educational philosophies. We pull heavily from our Waldorf, Charlotte Mason, and Forest School curricula, but we also align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards, to ensure that every child is able to transition into a traditional school setting seamlessly.
Studies show that spending time outdoors not only helps to improve a child's overall health, but also their social and emotional well-being. We offer unstructured and structured outdoor activities where kids will use their creativity to develop a liking for exploring and learning.
We offer a robust year long art history program where children learn, in depth, about various artists and the type of art they create(d). They are encouraged to imitate that style, and we love showcasing what the children have learned and created throughout our schoolhouse.
We utilize weekly themes to add meaningful, real-world context to our lessons and activities, which allows our learners to engage in complex thinking and brings a sense of unity throughout our entire school, regardless of what each individual class is working on. These units often revolve around holidays celebrated around the world or culturally significant events.
We utilize the CHARACTER COUNTS! curriculum to emphasize the importance of being a kind, caring human being. Character Counts uses its Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship as a foundational strategy. Besides promoting a focus on a positive school climate, other defining elements of our character development curriculum are intensive decision-making strategies, mindfulness, growth mindset, and behavioral change theories.
We encourage our students to take time each day to practice purposeful appreciation for nature. We provide time for students to play, dig in the dirt, lay in the grass, build forts, chase bugs, and hang out with our animals. On Fridays, we reserve time for them to journal about their daily experiences with nature
and what it meant to them.