*You will notice we purposefully overlap ages in studios. This allows individuals to move along at their own pace. Placements into specific studios are based on a number of factors.
This studio is tailored to young learners ages 4 to 6 years old. Spark is THE place to ignite your child's love of learning early in life. Here, your young learner will begin to learn about respect, accountability, and building foundations for lifelong learning.
This studio is a blend of an environment of whole child development: cognitive, physical, emotional, social, and academics. and a launching point for interactive, interdisciplinary group work, focus, and voice- and - choice. Our young learners get to experience hands-on learning, age-appropriate Socratic discussion, team building, and play-based learning. They practice basic goal setting and complete challenges at their own pace. The Spark Studio builds foundations of reading, math, handwriting, science, citizenship, social studies, and independent learning skills that prepare young people to soar in the Discovery Studio.
The Discovery Studio is a place where younger students ages 6 - 9 come together to learn core skills, and develop life skills and character while having ample opportunities for collaboration, exploration, and free play. Children use hands-on materials as well as adaptive technology to build a strong foundation of core skills. Younger children have more time to explore and play, one of the most effective ways for young children to develop social and problem-solving skills. They learn how to set goals, work collaboratively, and love learning, while also helping and being helped by their friends in the Studio. In Adventure Studio, young learners begin to discover what truly makes them come alive and find who they are along the way.
This studio is for students ages 9-12 who have already proven they are able to work independently. Students will work on difficult real-world problems and learn to write and think more deeply. Students continue collaborating, building character and friendships with studio-mates who will challenge and support them through partnerships and peer review of their work. This Studio ultimately brings students to a deeper understanding of their character, while they explore their natural talents and gifts to discover who they are and where they are headed.
The Threshold studio, for students 12-15, is a rich learning environment that is student-centered and collaborative with a focus on purpose, agency, and mastery learning. With a project-based and community-engaged learning approach, students are developing the skills and competencies needed to prepare our students to lead purposeful lives: critical thinking and problem solving; clear expression in written and oral communication; collaboration; and a strong work ethic. This studio prepares them for the Launch Studio for High School.
All curricula will align from one age/grade to another and with this learner-led and inquiry-based learning environment, students can excel at faster paces and learn at a much deeper level. Everything we present to the learners will be purposeful and aligned with real-life experiences.