Excellence

Girl playing violin at Living Wisdom School in Palo Alto, CaliforniaOur integrated curriculum of academic subjects maximizes whole-brain development through the inclusion of art, dance, music, and theater. We emphasize experiential learning, with frequent field trips to science exhibits, wild lands, theaters, concerts, and art galleries.

Academics are taught holistically. After studying a science subject, for example, the class might take a field trip to the ocean, then turn their observations into poetry and illustrate them with a painting, a puppet show, or a creative dance.

Parent to Parent

“The academic material is presented in such a way that they really get the essential concepts rather than just regurgitating facts.”

“She loves the hands-on nature of the experience, the field trips, the way the science classes are done. It’s not just reading out of a book.”

“It is such a rich experience. She is expanding not just her intellect, but her spirit and creative side as well.”

“My son’s education has been so different from my own. He’s so involved, so active. It’s experiential and hands-on, and very meaningful to him. I think he will remember many of these lessons for the rest of his life. This is real education.”

“In so many schools there is such over-stimulation, so much hype, such constant bombardment. I like that Living Wisdom School is calm. I like the choice of music and the more thoughtful kinds of activities.”

“We trust Living Wisdom School, which is saying a lot, because we are very particular about what we allow our son to be involved in. We never have to be afraid about what he might be exposed to at Living Wisdom School.”

“Academics don’t come easy to my son, so he doesn’t always love the learning process. But even when it isn’t fun, he still loves the whole atmosphere.”

“The whole curriculum, the whole program, including the play every year, all flows together. It’s not just bits and pieces all patched together.”

“When you learn experientially, the learning sticks. It becomes part of who you are–different from just memorizing facts, then being tested on them. When my daughter was learning to write poetry, her teacher respected her ability, so much that it was like my daughter learned the essence of what it is to be a poet.”

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