2012 School Year – Parent Information Night

We are pleased to announce that The Knowing Garden Open Enrollment for the 2012-13 school year is now open and will run through Friday, February 17, 2012.  Enrollment for the 2011 year is on-going.  We hope you will join one of our Parent Information Nights which will be held in our classroom at St.Andrew’s Church in Redondo Beach.

Enrolling 5-7 Year Old Students – Please attend one of the following
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – 7:00pm
Monday, January 30, 2012 – 7:00pm (“Changing Education Paradigms” Workshop with Melody Elder)

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The enrollment application is available at knowinggarden.org

–Our classroom is open. We are not improving on the existing model, we are part of the movement that is redefining elementary school.

— Every student keeps a portfolio of work to showcase their individual growth.

— We use the State Standards only as a touchstone for inspiring projects.  We do not test nor assess based on those standards

— Every student spends time analyzing, integrating, and applying concepts to real-life learning opportunities. Compared to traditional schools, our day includes conflict resolution, community meetings, more writing and project-based assignments, zero fill-in-the-blanks worksheets and currently, no homework.

— Every student participates in Math, Science and Engineering, Language Arts, Storytelling,  Music, Art, Environmental studies and Physical activity all facilitated by a credentialed teacher.

The Knowing Garden is a non-profit, private school open to anyone.  Priority goes to students who apply during the Open Enrollment period.


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