Summerwood School is committed to a progressive, student-centered education. We challenge and inspire our students to reach their true academic, social and emotional potential by providing abundant learning experiences in an inclusive and supportive environment. We believe learning is a lifelong process, and that each child is a unique learner. We believe learning should allow students to explore what matters most to them through real and authentic experiences. We believe learning should be an adventure.
Curiosity and Ingenuity: Students actively participate in inquiry and problem solving
Learning through play: Students actively construct meaning through playful experiences
Cooperative learning: Students learn through collaborative experiences, rather than competitive ones
Nature-based learning: Students create learning experiences in natural environments
Democratic learning environment: Students take responsibility through democratic methods, shaping a sustainable society together for the future
Student-centered, self-directed learning: Curriculum arising from student interests and inquiry
Depth of understanding: Students examine subjects deeply, rather than focusing on a shallow breadth of knowledge