About The Arbor
To provide secular customizable learning opportunities that foster critical, creative, and collaborative thinking skills in a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment that emphasizes a culture of growth and belonging.
-Class schedules are customizable. Classes are multi-grade level at varied depths of learning (exploring, discovering, investigating, and scholar) so that families can select classes to match their students' needs, interest, and skills.
-Classes are small in size (generally 12:1 max) and have a relational focus to foster interactions among students and between teachers and students.
Classes promote a culture of growth. Classes fuel students' curiosity and creativity, emphasizing individual student growth over competition.
-Classes foster critical thinking skills, helping students to think about ideas and people from various perspectives and consider multiple ways to solve problems.
-Classes foster creative thinking skills, helping students construct their own knowledge and skills and develop their own voice.
-Classes foster collaborative thinking skills, giving students opportunities to learn with peers, communicate ideas, and work together toward collective goals.
Classes promote a culture of belonging. Teachers help students develop peer relationships and positive self-concepts.
-The class environment is welcoming. Each student is a significant contributor in the learning experience.
-The class environment is inclusive. Diverse voices are incorporated and valued.
-The class environment is supportive. Classes have built in flexibility for varied student skill levels.