GROW's mission is to cultivate a love of nature in our students so that they will mature into their own roles as stewards of the natural places we share.
To truly understand nature we must live in it, allowing for scraped knees and muddied clothes for the sake of authentic learning.
This is what instructional time looks like at GROW. It's messy, earthy, relational, experimental, and hopeful.
At GROW students build habitats but also friendships, character, and knowledge.
Students at GROW learn to be peaceful and carefully observe the world around them
Play is the work of children. GROW recognizes children's fundamental need to understand their world through creative play and we use this as a core of our instructional strategy.
GROW uses a variety of methods and materials to help children absorb the lessons we present, including sensory-based art lessons.
As students learn to care for plants and creatures in the garden they cultivate self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
Students at GROW get frequent opportunities to taste the foods and flowers grown at the garden. GROW is committed to your child's health and uses only organic farming methods.
Students of all ages can learn together in our flexible classroom environment
At GROW we incorporate great books often because they simultaneously unlock children's imaginations while also expanding their vocabularies, thereby enriching their ability to experience the world.
What better way to learn about controlling caterpillars in the garden than to lean in and look closely at both pest and host plant. At GROW we always strive to help students see the connections between themselves and nature.