The Discovery Difference

Independent

Independent, nonprofit (501c3) school

Progressive

Montessori-inspired educational approach promotes student-driven, interactive and collaborative learning

Personalized

Individualized learning pathways are tailored to the interests and goals of students to optimize engagement; pacing of student learning is tied to the social, emotional and academic development of each child

Mastery-Based

Students must demonstrate a high level of understanding before progressing

Creative

The Discovery Theme Studies approach purposefully integrates art, history, science, and social studies throughout the curriculum.  A dedicated multi-use Makerspace support STEAM fundamentals (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) as well as project-based and curiosity-driven exploration of interdisciplinary topics

Global

Place-based educational experiences create strong local community connections that are extended to international communities in an integrated way; field trips and expeditions make learning relevant by tying to curriculum, service projects, or student leadership and team-building objectives

Continuous

Fall, spring and summer sessions create twelve months of continuous learning opportunities for uninterrupted academic growth and progress

Mixed-Age

Mixed-age classrooms and multi-generational mentoring programs serve as scaffolding for the social and emotional health of students, and promote leadership, independence, and role modeling

Holistic

A whole-child focus helps develop compassion, empathy, kindness and respect for self, others and the environ- ment; we use multiple measures of assessment to determine student growth

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