Grounded in a respect for our surroundings as well as a belief that children’s unique identities, interests, knowledges, experiences, and sensitivities matter greatly, we seek to center five core values - curiosity, compassion, critical thinking, connectedness to community and Earth, and conservation of the environment.
Following a child's innate sense of wonder is one of our guiding principles from prekindergarten all the way through 5th grade. We center a culture of wonder, and make space and time for engaging and connecting knowledge. We prioritize the importance of students' choice and create a structure that allows for anticipating all the ways a child might engage with the information presented to them.
In alignment with our core values, we intend to provide experiences and curriculum that encourage children to confidently express their own perspectives and to feel seen, respected, and known. Simultaneously, we prioritize being open to multiple perspectives by centering stories and identities that are often excluded from common curriculum.
Curriculum at Trailblazers is emergent, which means that we continuously pull from multiple resources to support the individual needs of each child. This method of creating curriculum is foundational to educational models that influence our mission and goals, such as Reggio Emilia.
Curriculum is designed by our educators and a curriculum team consisting of educators who work with children and teachers in various capacities, such as environmental education, the arts, counseling, and parenting, as well as educators with advanced degrees in early childhood and elementary education. This process includes ongoing learning about students' experiences, interests, and needs as well as looking across elementary state standards and various curricular programs in order to design learning experiences that support and challenge individual students.
Our students will develop academic fluency through a combination of inquiry projects, imaginative play and exploration, learning stations, and small group/individual lessons, while also integrating technology. Academic stations will follow a workshop model of 1. Modeling the lesson, 2. Working and engaging with students, and 3. Reflecting and sharing what was and is being learned. This frees the educator from the front of the class to actively engage in sharing in learning.
Prior to starting at Trailblazers, each parent/guardian will have a phone call with our curriculum consultant to discuss their child's specific academic needs, concerns, and interests. This allows for an intentional design to individualizing the curricular needs of every single child - much like the standard of individualized attention in homeschooling - while also building a community within the school.
Educators carefully observe and reflect upon relationships to plan experiences that connect students’ interests and knowledge to new learning opportunities. Educators utilize a variety of assessments, such as rubrics, parent teacher conferences, informal conversations between parents, student teacher conferences, communication journals, project based assessments, and student work artifacts to guide learning opportunities.
K-5th grade tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $5500 divided into 10 monthly payments.
Preschool tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $3750 divided into 10 monthly payments.
Discounts are available for paying the semester in full, siblings, and Dreamers School co-enrollment. Each discount is 5%, and a max discount of 10% is available to be applied.
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