The Willow School emphasizes true academic excellence in an inquiry-based learning environment where virtues are embedded into everything we do. Students learn to take responsibility for their own education and grow into communicative, collaborative leaders in their school community and beyond. Learn more about our Age 3 to Grade 8 program at willowschool.org.
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For ex, my son's 5th grade class studied ancient & surviving hunter-gatherer cultures. They didn't just research & read, but they also recreated the tools used, crafted jewelry & masks, made clay models of huts, etc. that culminated into a museum exhibit where each student stood by a display (that (s)he did not necessarily create) to answer visitor questions. It impressively demonstrated not only knowledge acquired, but also student collaboration.
As parents, we sought "critical thinking skills" and found it with Willow's curriculum inclusion of systems thinking that incorporates various tools to help explore, frame & assess complex ideas or situations. Tools such as mapping, iceberg model, & connection circles are used to help the students think non-linearly & understand the whole and the interconnectedness of its parts.
Willow has been such a great fit for us & makes our 40 min drive worth it!