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Balance

We are as ambitious for students' childhoods as we are for their preparation for the future; we know how essential the first is to advance the second. 

We value the evidence that shows how imagination, play and physical activity strengthen the essential development of cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth. Through play and creative work, children learn to engage and interact with the world. They also develop the building blocks of abstract thought and critical thinking which guide their academic growth.

Imaginative Play

Imaginative play

The log pile at the edge of the outdoor classroom transforms into a imaginary, joyful world whenever children come to play. The children accommodate ideas of the group, so the story can change depending on the group.

 

Active Play

Active Play

Active, unstructured play supports endurance, flexibility, and body awareness and promotes relaxing social engagement.

Physical Education

PE Class with Mr. Field

Through Physical Education, young children build gross motor skills through movement such as climbing, balancing, running, throwing and kicking. As they get older, students learn the rules and skills for sports with a ball.

Children benefit from outdoor activities and programs that emphasize a healthy lifestyle.

Team Sports

This mask-free photo was taken before the pandemic.

We teach students the benefits of physical activity and promote good character, sportsmanship, leadership skills and the value of teamwork. When competing against one another or other schools, we arrive on the field with a play-to-win attitude, but a winning record is not a priority.