Our mission at Juniper Micro School is to create a collaborative community that cherishes curiosity, nurtures each child’s unique strengths and helps children develop the skills and mindsets to boldly follow their passions to become tomorrow’s change agents.
We don’t wait for change - we are the changemakers. At Juniper we value innovation and research. We follow a progressive philosophy based on current, high-quality research on brain and child development.
We dare kids to be bold. In a rapidly changing and complex world, we emphasize resilience, critical thinking, risk-taking, intrinsic motivation and creative problem solving over rote memorization.
An education as unique as your child. Juniper’s intimate community allows us to provide an extremely personalized learning environment for students where individual strengths are valued and nurtured.
The power of the micro school. The micro school model is lean, agile and efficient. It allows us to serve as a truly innovative grassroots leader in reimagining education.
My services include a Montessori Playgroup from pregnancy through the age of three. This is a parent participation weekly class with 90-minute sessions which run for 8 weeks, along with a discussion group outside of class for parents covering a variety of topics. Over the course of the 8-weeks parents learn the art of observation, using an Observation Journal created for this experience. They interact with their child, while also observing myself, an experienced Montessori teacher, as I interact and introduce activities to the children. My services also include Montessori in the Home Consultation, and I am also a Birth Doula, so I bring many years of experience with pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum to families who choose this support. I have been a certified Montessori teacher for 27 years, and a Birth Doula , childbirth educator, and Assistant Midwife since 1990. I also offer Personal Teacher and Parent Mentorship, Positive Discipline workshops and groups, and birthing workshops.
Ascend Micro School partners with parents to provide an engaging, learner-driven education rooted in compassion for our local community and the people in it. We aim to embrace the strengths of the curious, driven, passionate, gifted students we serve and empower them through highly individualized instruction, place-based education, hands-on learning, and character development so that each child can strengthen the gifts that are uniquely theirs and vital to our world.
A child’s education should reach far beyond academic standards. By the time students move to adulthood, they should be able to thrive as a member of society. We believe the purpose of education is to equip students to be lifelong learners and compassionate citizens while preparing them to live an enriched, fulfilling life as they create positive change in their community.
We are a homeschool hybrid, also referred to as an independent school. We fall under both private school and homeschool laws. Students attend 1-3 days a week and are homeschooled the other days.
Bloom supports children and families through flexible and personalized learning opportunities.
We apply an organic approach to holistic education based on natural motivation and the creative process.
Every day at Bloom, children and families feel the joy that the love of learning with friends can bring.
At Bloom our mantra is: Space to grow, freedom to flourish, body + heart + mind.
Chesterfield Community Preschool will begin its inaugural school year on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. We are a dedicated, grassroots, Montessori, micro-school committed to guiding children in an authentic community atmosphere. We believe in an affordable, inclusive, respectful, child-focused education system and aim to provide an environment that meets the needs of the families we serve.
Our year-round, half-day preschool program is designed for children ages three to six years old. Our school days are Monday through Friday, 8am-12pm with a break each quarter. Class size is limited to twelve students and three faculty, providing a sense of community, partnership and individualization.
Our school is located within a Christian church and we are proud to share our faith with the children in our classroom, however, part of building an authentic and diverse community means also celebrating the different cultures, customs and religions of the families enrolled.
Our goal is to maintain affordable tuition in an effort to preserve the spirit of Montessori education. Tuition is only $500/month per child and requires an annual commitment. We operate with rolling admissions and will accept applications year-round, adding to our wait-list as needed. Please contact us for application information.
Highlands Micro School is a progressive, non-religious, independent elementary school in Northwest Denver.
Our tiny community is blooming with kids and we are looking to bring back a local tradition of local education in a one-room schoolhouse setting, with an education program focused on teaching the kids to learn, think and grow instead of memorize and prep for tests. One-room schoolhouses have a long history in this area, with the last one closing just 10 years ago. The families of a small and remote community of Martinsdale Montana want a childhood experiences that does not include a twice a day, one hour or more, bus ride to the nearest school.
We have a kindergarten class of 6 for fall 2018, and enroll will grow to at least 12 within the first 5 years. Unlike many rural and isolated areas, we are growing with families due to ranching and industry.
Due to our remote location, we qualify for public school funding but we have struggled to get our school districts Board of Trustees to listen and learn the facts. As we persevere and work to gain their support, we are looking in to any and all options, Public, Private, Charter, etc. We are also very open to new, old and unique teaching and learning models.
We have very motivated families and a new schoolhouse but we are looking for teacher(s) and/or educational innovators that are interested in taking on this incredible opportunity for themselves and the kids.
We would be more open to non-public if we could find the right person(s) to oversee the school as we feel this is one area, that is not best suited for this group of parents and we haven't been able to find anyone else local with the skills or qualifications to take on such an important role.
There is a good chance that we cannot pull all of this together by fall 2018 and that is ok. It is most important to find the right path and educating partners and that takes time. If we build it, they will come.
If you are interested in more information, or have helpful resources, please contact me. Thank you!
We are a small, independent school that attracts students in Kindergarten through 8th grade from across Indianapolis and the surrounding communities. Our mission is to discover, recognize and nurture the talents and gifts of each child, graduating students with the capacity, knowledge and social awareness to be actively engaged in their communities.
When children come to our school, they have the opportunity to move, experience, create and build. Our progressive model engages students in hands-on projects and service learning experiences. Our small class sizes and flexible curriculum help students feel valued and create classroom environments where their talents and interests are accepted and cultivated.
Our teachers are trained in sound educational practices, and they create a quality experience that is measured by academic, emotional and social growth. We value the contributions that our families make to our school, and honor the diverse experiences and histories of our students and their families.
Summerwood School is a K-5 progressive, independent micro school in the Santa Clarita Valley that focuses on experiential learning through student-led inquiry. Summerwood fosters the magic of adventure and discovery through our dedication to nature-based learning environments. We believe learning is a lifelong process, and that each child is a unique learner. We believe learning should allow students to explore what matters most to them through real and authentic experiences. We believe learning should be an adventure.
Not all preschools and private schools are the same and we work hard to stand out with our unique approach to teaching, learning and life skills education. The school is located on the outskirts of Mount Dora, Florida in the quite neighborhood of Tangerine, where our time tested values fit in with the existing natural and facility environment. Our students come from Lake, Orange and Seminole Counties, more specifically as far as Apopka and Altamonte Springs. The quality of our program is unmatched by child care centers in our immediate vicinity and we strive to maintain our quality in the future. If you would like to take a tour of our school, please call us to make an appointment. Your visit will take about an hour. We will show you the school and answer questions in regards to our services, policies, curriculum choices, meals and snacks. Currently we are registering for Pre-Kindergarten ages 2 -5 (comparable with the state funded VPK program), private Kindergarten and for summer camp grades K-3.
At Ethel Streit Adventure School, our girls have the opportunity to choose and pursue countless types of varied experiences; some of which they ultimately love and some of which they do not. Both types of experiences are equally important... We cheerlead as they excel in some areas, and offer equal encouragement as they experience productive failure in others. We know what is ultimately important is our girls having the chances to deeply explore life, while bravely and passionately discovering where they see themselves authentically fitting into this world.
Our community is an environment where it is okay to be afraid, and it is also okay to be bold. There is plenty of space for both hesitance and fearlessness (and everything in between) in all our girls. Cultivating a true and meaningful sense of adventure in girls requires that they learn how to ask questions, how to speak out, how to involve and work with others, how to both question and draw boundaries, how to tolerate and respect difference, how to resolve conflict, how to trust themselves and their bodies, and how to identify their areas of strength as well as challenge.