Philosophy and Methods

We believe in children’s innate intelligence, curiosity, creativity, and wonder. We are a school that nurtures those characteristics and invites children to be active knowers/innovators and teachers to be facilitators of production. Inquiry-based, multi-modal learning experiences encourage children to explore their passions and work actively with their community. This experiential approach allows them to acquire basic academic skills and content knowledge (meet standards) while empowering them as engaged learners and socially conscious citizens. We aim for deep human engagement by reconnecting students and teachers with their learning and community through creative inquiry-based experiential education.

To learn more about experiential education from the Association for Experiential Education, click here


To learn more about Project-Based Learning from the Buck Institute on Education, click here.


To learn more about our methods and philosophy, click TESG_Brochure

To see our TESG Community Q&A Slideshow with information and frequently asked questions, click here

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