★ Early Years Program, Ages 4-6
Unlike the traditional, widespread existing paradigm of pre-school and kindergarten programs which emphasize rapid skill acquisition, our program nurtures the organic unfolding of a child’s curiosity about the world.
Based on a wealth of research in neuroscience and child development, Life Project Education’s child-centered, early-learning program nurtures a lifelong joy of learning and natural skills progression through social play-based activities, dynamic learning centers, exploration of the natural world, and collaboration with multi-age peers.
Our small group dynamic of 6-8 children supported by two full time bilingual teachers, fosters strong connection, facilitates individualized support, and maintains an intimate learning environment. A blend of curriculum is integrated including Waldorf-inspired Oak Meadow curriculum, project-based learning, and Ministry of Education-approved curriculum for Spanish and national Social Studies.
★ Middle Years Program, ages 7-12
Perspectives and values about education, employment, and quality of life are shifting worldwide and collectively, there is a growing dissatisfaction with the status quo.
As more and more families, educators, and entrepreneurs are following their hearts and connecting to their deeper humanity, there is a greater need for alternative, holistic systems that are aligned with this evolution.
Our alternative “middle years” program serves local full-time and visiting children in grades 1-6 or ages 7-12.
Our small group dynamic assures our older students receive individualized attention and support in all content areas. We welcome traveling students and our local full-time students are eager to host, teach, and learn from new friends around the world.
Our bilingual curriculum and staff nurture “simultaneous bilingualism” within our young local children, most of whom have been exposed to two or more languages since birth. Daily exposure and opportunities to use and learn both English and Spanish equally, encourages and honors our children’s natural language acquisition. Non-local, visiting children are immersed in a language-rich environment, experiencing and acquiring both English and Spanish socially through play and adult modeling. Private Spanish instruction is also available.
Sample Daily Schedule
Arrival: 8:00 am
Extended Day: 8:00-2:30
8:00-8:30: Arrival and independent learning centers
8:30-9:00: Gratitude Circle, Organic plant-based snack
9:00-9:30: Guided Reading Groups/Project-Based Learning (depending on day)
MONDAY: Spanish and Mindfulness (yoga, journaling, meditation, intentions, character education)
TUE-THUR: Spanish, Oak Meadow Academy (English Humanities, Math)
FRIDAY: Holistic Science (nutrition, cooking, human biology), Martial Arts, Ecstatic Dance
11:30-12:15: Mindful Meal preparation, family-style mealtime, school service
12:15-12:45: Independent learning/play
12:45-1:00: Closing Circle
Middle Years: Oak Meadow Academy
Early Years (extended day): Costa Rican Social Studies
*Snack included for all extended day students