The founders of Art Beast are on the Founding Board of Wonder Tree, a new elementary school opening in Fall 2011 in Midtown Sacramento. Wonder Tree will take a balanced approach to keeping learning magical, meaningful, and full of joyful challenge. We are currently registering children for Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2.
Wonder Tree School is a community of children, parents, and teachers engaged in student-centered learning that values strong academics, social justice, and the natural world. Students grow to be brave, compassionate, and action oriented, and to think critically and creatively about the world around them. Our educational environment is forged by the dynamic interaction of great teachers, empowered and curious children, and our evolving understanding of how the brain learns best.
Though Wonder Tree does not claim a particular educational philosophy, our design infuses elements of Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Democratic Education, Expeditionary Learning and Humane Education. We embrace project based learning, healthy classroom rhythms, a vibrant school community, academic rigor and daily engagement with the arts, with movement, and with the outdoors. We hope to provide an environment that holds each child as they develop their strength, brilliance, sense of responsibility, and capacity to love.
Want to learn more? Read the complete details at the Wonder Tree website. They will hold the first informational meeting on April 27th from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at the planned school location. They can also be reached by phone at 916.760.7349, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wonder Tree School also has a Facebook Page with regular updates.
The Wonder Tree School will be located at the Pioneer Church at 2700 L Street just across from Sutter’s Fort.
We’ll see you there!