Once a month our students spend the entire day learning wilderness and primitive skills such as fire building, knife safety, animal tracking, and having plain-old fun in nature with Ms. Pombo, our certified tracker and wilderness teacher.
Learn more about the educational value of Wilderness Day in our post – Animal Tracking as Literacy!
Your child has both a math and language arts brain. We work to support healthy brain development and strengthen learning. Explicit teaching in a systematic way will build the codes of math and all learning.
Learn more in our post – Explicit Teaching: Old-Fashioned or Essential?
We teach math and language arts by skill level rather than by grade level; meeting all children where they are academically.
Learn more in our post – Why Teaching Academics by Skill Level vs. Grade Level Is Better for Your Child
Children are physical beings and use all their senses to learn. They process, integrate, and act upon information with their entire bodies. Sensory-motor skills, body awareness, maturing reflexes, spatial perception, and focused attention are directly related to a child’s capacity for learning.
Learn more about how learning = movement in our post – What is Developmental Movement and Why Does My Child Need It?
Academic success and positive self-concept are related: We focus on both. Children do not learn when they are socially or emotionally anxious, fearful, or dysregulated. Being confident in their social skills allows a student to engage in class.
Learn more in our post – Your Child’s Social-Emotional Development – Why Emoticons are Not Enough
One St. Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: (415) 481-1243