Great Books

'Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.'

~ Fred Rogers

  • The Awakened Family, Dr. Shefali Tsabary
  •, Dr. Laura Markham
  • Parenting with Love and Logic, Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • Simplicity Parenting, Kim John Payne, M.ED., with Lisa M. Ross
  • Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • The Me, Me, Me Epidemic by Amy McCready
  • Disconnected Kids by Dr. Robert Melillo
  • Reconnected Kids by Dr. Robert Melillo
  • Hey, Quit Pushing.. How we put children at risk by starting academics too early. By Larry Garf
  • The Book of Garden Projects for Kids by Whitney Cohen and John Fisher

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Schedule A Tour

2020/2021 Program with COVID-19 Protocols

Fall Session Dates:
September 9, 2020 to June 11, 2021

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 12:30 PM

Tuition: $1497/month

Some of the considerations that informed this decision include:

  1. Class size: Maintaining the limit of 12 children per class, with the Bungalow (for ages 4.5+) limited to fewer children since the classroom is smaller than the other two classrooms.
  2. Dedicated teachers: Teachers will remain with their cohort for the duration of the school day to minimize other staff having to step in.
  3. Smaller teacher to student ratio: With smaller group sizes, children can expect more opportunities for one-on-one work with a teacher. The ratio will be 1:6 in the Garden and Sun Rooms, and will be 1:8 in the Bungalow.
  4. Accommodating our full-day families: Most of our families need a full-day schedule so offering a longer school day would work for the majority of families.
  5. Weekly staff meeting: We will have a shorter school day on Fridays so our staff can meet to connect over school news and curriculum planning. We plan to conduct socially-distanced staff meetings outdoors after the children are picked up from school.
  6. Robust health protocol and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing: Extra measures in place to keep everyone as healthy as possible.

Please email the school at to schedule a virtual tour. Thank you!


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