The Juniper School with SunAt The Juniper School we believe in the innate goodness of children. 

An honest, unaffected love from teachers and the rhythms of the natural world create a culture where children can relax and enjoy their childhood. 
Children at The Juniper School truly know themselves; they grow into strong, resilient and empathetic human beings.  



Compassionate teachers provide a simple daily rhythm.  We model and engage children in purposeful work such as cooking, gardening, cleaning and handwork. Natural toys and unstructured time nourish imaginative play.



Each morning teachers greet the children in the garden. We are outdoors to discover, explore, play, and take in the glory of nature’s daily offerings.

IMG_0860The Juniper School is an outreach program of The Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus.“In Shambhala, we strive to foster a welcoming atmosphere free of prejudice and to develop an inclusive and enlightened society with facilities fully accessible to all persons. Although some of our programs and events are open only to those who have fulfilled certain prerequisites, everyone is welcome at our center regardless of religion, spiritual tradition or teachers, path of practice, opinions, class, nationality, culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical, perceptual or mental abilities. Our Meditation Centers and Groups around the world are committed to creating a practice, study, and work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.”