Project-based learning and emergent curriculum that incorporates student questions, ideas, plans, and research.

Curriculum meets all state and district academic standards.

Multiple ways to express knowledge and assess learning.

Parent and community member involvement and education.

Collaborative activities and a non-competitive environment.

Positive discipline and conflict resolution skills.

Regular opportunities to engage in physical activities, visual and performing arts, and with nature.

Multi-age grouping in small classes.

On-going collaboration between teachers and SSU faculty.