About

OUR VISION

Over the last decade, study after study has shown that small high schools promote academic success and self-discovery. Our goal is to create a learning community that provides more Individualized attention and a healthier environment—less saturated with media and negative cultural influences—than a traditional high school program.

OUR PROGRAM

We recognize that the high school experience contributes not only to academic preparation but to a student’s developing sense of self. As our young people move through adolescence to adulthood, they bring a capacity for abstract thought and conceptual judgment . We intend to address this developmental phase through a curriculum that integrates practical, artistic, and intellectual elements.

Beyond rigor to mastery. For us, academic rigor is essential—but it is just the beginning. We believe that high school students are ready to be intellectually  challenged and to achieve mastery of complex and abstract concepts. Our goal  is to set the bar high, with graduation minimums that exceed  University of  California A-G requirements.

Imagination through the arts. Encouraging the imagination through arts education is key to increasing creative problem solving and flexible thinking. Our students will engage in a wide range of arts activities that are closely integrated with their academic studies.

Commitment to environmental and social responsibility. As they approach adulthood, young people’s enhanced intellectual understanding of the natural and social worlds around them allows for the development of their ethical judgment. Our curriculum is structured to help students build a sense of competence, responsibility, and purpose; to foster an understanding of ethical principles; and to widen their sense of respect for the environment and the communities to which they belong.

By providing rigorous academics infused with the arts and environmental and social engagement, our students will find their own paths to become intelligent, creative, and responsible individuals.

Quotes Collection

It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wreck and ruin without fail.

Albert Einstein

If we are to reach real peace in this world ... we shall have to begin with the children.

Mohandas Gandhi

Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey

When I look back at all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all.

Paul Simon

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.

Rudolf Steiner

Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher

William Wordsworth