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Academic Hybrid Programs
& Enrichment Opportunities

Our learning pods offer students in Kindergarten through sixth grade the opportunity to attend class 2 - 3 days per week to engage in academics, enrichment, and social experiences alongside other homeschooling peers. Unlike single class offerings, these extended blocks of time allow students to truly invest in the program and develop deep and meaningful social relationships that are bound to extend beyond the classroom!

VIEW SAMPLE LEARNING POD  SCHEDULE!

Check out our flexible options!

1: Learning Pods

  • Learn & Play (4 - 6 Year Olds): 1 Morning Per Week

  • Primary: 2 Mornings or 2 Full Days Per Week

  • Elementary: 2 Mornings or 2 Full Days Per Week

2. Enrichment Pods:

  • Friday EdVentures: Friday Mornings (1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Fridays)

  • Family Field Trips (2nd Fridays): Open to all Learning Pod & Social Membership students​​

  • A La Carte Classes: Click Here

 

3. Social Membership (included for Learning Pod and Friday EdVentures Participants)

  • Per diem attendance to Friday Edventures Program (space available; advance notice required; paid at daily rate).

  • Access to enrichment opportunities, field trips, family social events

 

PK/K Learn & Play

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PK/Kindergarten 

Ages 4 - 6

Days: Wednesdays

Morning: 10:00 - 12:30

Subjects: Thematic Units with Fluid/Integrated Academics, Social Development, Enrichment

Includes Social Membership!

Our PK/Kindergarten program is a developmental, play-based, learning pod experience where our littlest homeschoolers will enjoy learning and playing in a cooperative setting while parents enjoy a few hours away.

The goal of this program is to help students develop social skills within a community of learners, build friendships, and establish a sense of confidence in their own independence.

Through monthly thematic units, students will enjoy fluidly integrated academics, enrichment activities, and child-guided social opportunities.

Sample Schedule:

Morning Meeting  

Learning Centers  

Story Time

Investigation Stations / Free Choice

Music & Movement

Primary Pod

Working on the volcano project. Kids having fun in the domestic room at daytime together..

Primary Hybrid

Kindergarten - Early 3rd Grade

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Morning: 9:00 - 12:30

Full Day: 9:00 - 2:00 

Subjects: Thematically Integrated Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science; Leveled Math & Reading; Spanish Elective (optional); Rotating Enrichment Opportunities

Hybrid Academic Track Options:

4 Day Academic Track (Complete Curriculum)

(2 days onsite, curriculum provided for satellite days)

2 Day Resource Track

(2 days onsite; no curriculum on satellite days)

Includes Social Membership!

This program is a developmentally appropriate, experiential learning environment designed to nurture the social, emotional, and academic needs of our younger students. Academics will be fluidly blended into exciting and relevant unit studies that offer an array of hands-on, project-based learning experiences designed to stimulate creativity and cooperative learning while integrating the core subjects of language arts, reading, math, science, social studies, art, and more! Students will enjoy a variety activities each day, including morning meeting, crafts, art, stories, music and movement, author and illustrator studies, writing and book-making, science experiments, sensory activities, and so much more! Families in all pods are welcome to join our "2nd Friday Family Field Trips" where we venture offsite to local venues such as a museum, nature center, play space, farm, etc. Please see the calendar for specific dates.

*Prerequisite: Students must be 5 by Sept. 1 in order to join the program. It is helpful, though not required, that students know their alphabet and sounds prior to starting the program.

Elementary Pod

Science Class

Elementary Hybrid

*Advanced 3rd - 6th Grade

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Mornings: 9:00 - 12:30

Full Days: 9:00 - 2:00

Subjects: English Language Arts, Leveled Math, Social Studies, Science; Spanish Elective (optional); Rotating Enrichment Opportunities

Hybrid Academic Track Options:

4 Day Academic Track (Complete Curriculum)

(2 days onsite, curriculum provided for satellite days)

 

2 Day Resource Track 

(2 days onsite; no curriculum on satellite days)

Includes Social Membership!

In our elementary program, students will take deep dives into engaging and meaningful cross-curricular, literature-rich, thematic units that excite and inspire learners! Through "living" books,  hands-on experiences, investigation stations, science labs, writer's workshops, cooking, art, crafts, projects, and more, students will learn about their world and the people within it - from people and places, to myths and culture, to habitats and ecosystems, students will love our curated, textbook-free curriculum! Our mixed-age approach allows students to truly find their place in this learning community! Families in all pods are welcome to join our "2nd Friday Family Field Trips" where we venture offsite to local venues such as a museum, nature center, play space, farm, etc. Please see the calendar for specific dates.

*Prerequisite: 3rd grade should be able to read at a strong 3rd - 4th grade level if opting to join the elementary program. Developing readers are encouraged to join the primary program to receive more intensive reading instruction. Please feel free to reach out with questions about individual circumstances.

Friday EdVentures

Field Trip

Friday EdVentures

1st - 6th Grade

Days: Fridays

Hours: 9:00 - 12:00

Core Subjects: Social & Enrichment

Onsite (1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Fridays + 2nd Fridays in January, & April)

Rotating selection of interest-based electives, small and large group games and activities, art, social interactions, and more!

Field Trips (2nd Fridays; No Field Trips in Sept, Jan, & April)

"Bring the Family" Field Trips (child admission included; guardian attendance required)

Includes Social Membership!

Our Friday "EdVentures" program is socially-oriented and geared to community building, fostering deep friendships, socialization, and personal enrichment. Each Friday, students will enjoy a revolving selection of enrichment class offererings such as Arts & Crafts, STEM Challenge, Game Builders, Fun with Food, and more! Enrichment classes will be generated by student interest and request. Each session will also feature time for active group games, small group expereinces, student-led clubs, Investigation Stations, free time, and more.  Students will join us onsite on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Fridays of each month (excluding holidays), plus the 2nd Fridays in September, January and April. Families in all pods are welcome to join our "2nd Friday Family Field Trips" where we venture offsite to local venues such as a museum, nature center, play space, farm, etc. Please see the calendar for specific programming dates.

 

A La Carte

Arts and Crafts Class

Enrichment Classes

Variable Ages

Days: Wednesdays

Hours: Variable

Core Subjects: Enrichment & Support

Enrichment classes are offered a la carte and span a variety of interests!

Classes vary in duration and may be offered per semester, as a short series, or even as individual pop-ups...so be sure to subscribe to the Classes Only email list on the classes page!

Visit our Enrichment Classes page to view the current selection!

Social Membership

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Social Membership

Pk - 6th Grade

Days: Variable

Hours: N/A

Cost: $75 annually per family

Our social membership grants discounts, participation and/or registration access to:

  • 10% discount on a la carte enrichment classes

  • Participation in 2nd Friday Family Field Trips (admission fees not included)

  • Drop-in attendance to Friday EdVentures classes (dependent on availability; daily rate applies)

  • Invitations to family social events, outings, meet-ups, etc.

Note: Membership grants registration access to the above-mentioned programs. Registration and/or per diem rates may apply depending on the event.

 
Are We Removing the CHILD from CHILDhood?

I hope you will humor my soapbox for a moment, but I feel it important to share as this seems to be a time of crisis for young learners...young learners whose light is being extinguished in our effort to push academics over developing true intellect.

 

There was a time not so long ago when the purpose of early education was to BUILD the social and emotional readiness, focus, motor control, and communication skills to "get ready for" the upcoming elementary tasks of reading, writing, and arithmetic. And then, somewhere along the way, we lost sight of BUILDING these skills in a natural, developmentally appropriate fashion and decided they should DO these skills already. And so, our plight to squeeze our kids into a box too small began...stuffing them into chairs for extended periods, fussing at them to sit down and be quiet, and forcing their undeveloped hands to write in an adult-like fashion. We stripped their playtime, took away their whitespace to create and construct, and we set them in front of instructors who essentially said that they are not competent to learn on their own. Somewhere along the line, we began stripping them of their right to develop naturally and then we wondered why they couldn't focus and attend when needed, or even amuse themselves when given the opportunity. 

Many kids fit in the box...but it doesn't mean they want to...or even need to...especially our little creatives and intellectuals. If we want to raise a generation who CAN create and think with high levels of intellectualism, we need to give that generation time TO create and think independently!

KIDS DON'T GET THIS TIME BACK...AND NEITHER DO WE. USE IT WISELY. 

 

Play is the child's work. -Maria Montessori