The Discovery Difference

An independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 school.

Progressive

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

 

Personalized

Individualized learning pathways are tailored to the interests and goals of each student, to optimize engagement. The 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 to the next level of educational pathways. 

 

Creative

Discovery’s “Theme Studies” approach purposefully integrates art, history, science, and social studies throughout the curriculum.

We 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, which are extended to international communities in an integrated approach. Field trips, activities, and exploration make learning relevant by tying to Discovery’s curriculum, service projects, student leadership activities, and team-building objectives.

 

Consistency

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

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 environment. We use multiple and varied measures of assessment to determine student growth. 

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