Our 2016-2017 schedule is available! Please view our Class Offerings page for details.
A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO EDUCATION
We believe the best education is one that is authentically inspiring for each unique child.
Our school is a place where home education is enhanced by offering a fun, creative, nature-inspired, hands-on enrichment program for our students 3 to 8 hours per week. The students work and play alongside teachers who use hands-on and engaging activities (often outdoors!) to inspire creativity and make learning delightful. The rest of the week, the students are homeschooled by their parents in the manner of the parents’ choosing.
Sarah Barrett, Founder/Director
“One of the most essential things I want for my daughter is for that beautiful light within her to keep shining brightly – that beautiful, joyful light that is unique to her.
My daughter did not thrive in a typical classroom setting. She is smart, well-behaved and follows directions, so she can survive and make good grades, but, as a mom, my heart hurt watching her excitement for life dull quite a bit in the classroom.
I knew her mind, body and spirit needed more movement, changes in scenery, and more hands-on, creative educational experiences that reflect her unique talents and what she enjoys. I want to give her the freedom during these precious years to be true to what makes her light shine.
I have learned to look for that sparkle in both of my children’s eyes to help me gauge whether an experience is contributing to what they need in order to be true to their deepest desires and interests. It paves the path for them to follow their dreams, which is becoming more and more rare in our society. Several experts agree that people who live in alignment with their passions are happier, healthier, more generous, and they inspire others to do the same.
I hope The Living School can be a place of inspiration for my children and for yours.”
Dawn Divine-Norman, Founder/Director
“My goal in opening The Living School Orlando is to give children a place where the love of knowledge is ignited. I have always dreamed of an education for my daughter where playing and learning become one. Children should love to learn. Want to learn. Be excited to learn. I feel that a hands on approach helps to instill this joy and love of learning.
When one gets to experience a subject in all its dimensions (using hands-on crafts, reading, using physical activity, writing, experiencing it in nature, and through music), one tends never to forget the lesson learned. I hope to instill such a love and joy of learning in my daughter, and in all the children that attend The Living School Orlando.
To encourage our children to be curious, attain knowledge, and learn though discovery is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. I wish that for my daughter and for every child that walks through our school’s doors.”
*The Living School is not an umbrella school for homeschoolers.