Philosophy

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Our Vision:

At 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.  

Wonder: We hold true that children grow and learn through joy and discovery. The children are the ones who ask the questions. Teachers provide stimulating and interesting experiences.

Environment : We create an outdoor and indoor space that can encourage growth and become the children’s third teacher. Sustainability and connection to the environment are at the core of our program.

Respect & Reverence: We work in respect and reverence for the basic goodness of children and the world they live in.

Childhood: We build wholeness and self-reliance by protecting the essential quality of childhood. We introduce challenges progressively to encourage initiative and self-direction in our students as they grow. Young children are master imitators. Teachers strive to be worthy of imitation, focusing on completing even the most simple tasks with purpose and joy.

Future Academic Study: We provide children with models of rich language, quality stories, songs and rhymes. We also work to foster an appreciation for listening and awareness.

Community/Parents/Families: Parents are truly the child’s first teacher. We respect the dignity of each person and aspire to be a diverse, healthy, collaborative and compassionate community.

 

The Juniper School Parent Handbook is a wealth of information also.