TKG IN THE NEWS: Daily Breeze Jan 9, 2012

New private school in Redondo Beach eschews grades, testing


By Rob Kuznia Staff Writer

A group of parents has launched a new private elementary school in Redondo Beach that eschews grades and standardized testing and promotes nature-based play by having students meet one day a week outdoors.

Later this month, the school will hold an informational meeting for parents interested in enrolling their children.

The Knowing Garden, which bills itself as a school that takes a “whole child” approach, opened in September at 301 Avenue D in Redondo Beach and currently enrolls four students, all kindergartners. Though located on the property of St. Andrews Church, the not-for-profit school is not religiously affiliated.


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