The Sunnyside Micro-School is committed to your child’s creativity, growth, choice, and community/self connection. As such, we offer a project-based learning environment with a heavy emphasis on science, engineering, and creativity. To build resilience and critical thinking, we also relate our daily explorations and interactions to the tenets of Design Thinking. We value the connection and emotional literacy possible through our school wide practice of Nonviolent Communication and Montessori methods. Additionally, students have the opportunity to learn one-on-one with a highly skilled educator in the areas of math and language arts, for one hour or two half-hour sessions for each subject, each week.
At Sunnyside Micro-School, we provide the necessary space for learners to develop a strong sense of purpose. In addition, we include the modeling, accountability, and guidance necessary for gifted and twice-exceptional children to thrive as self-directed learners. Our commitment to this ideal is the backbone of our group work periods.
Of course, students come to us with varying skill levels and experiences, and as such, our projects are deeply differentiated to accommodate a range of learners. This is how we accommodate asynchronous learning in a group setting.