All growing children look for meaning and order; a child's demand to understand pushes the way ahead. In this way, they actively construct a rich understanding of the world. We believe students learn best at their own pace, unencumbered by compulsory lesson plans.
When they are given the chance, students tune to their individual gifts. By choosing each step, students own what they know. This is what it means to 'learn how to learn.'
We recognize learning pursued in this manner may not always appear linear and sequential. By design, the methodology will be unique to the learner. We are convinced that this is the hallmark of a deep, personalized, authentic education and is the 'gold standard' for our culture. We challenge the notion that free choice will lead to a lack of discipline and commitment. Rather, we have observed that discipline and commitment, awakened from within, is a natural outcome of self determination and respect.