The school day is 8:40 a.m – 3:15 p.m. We start our mornings outdoors with a run through the back woods and some warming movement. Each class then spends some time getting grounded and settled using mindful breathing and songs in morning circle. From there, the daily rhythm is a balance of active and quiet, indoor and outdoor, independent and group activities. We have blocks for math and literacy, social studies, unfettered time and daily classroom care taking. And of course recess. Children spend a minimum of 1.5 hours outdoors. There is a half hour specialty class each day after lunch in which children engage in music, art, Sanskrit, aikido, parkour, theater, or percussion. Parents are welcome to use our Buddha hall for yoga or meditation after drop off. Friday afternoons are optional. From 1-3 PM students are outdoors or doing longer arts and movement projects. Snow Lions (ages 3-4) nap after lunch.

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RHYTHM OF THE DAY / PRESCHOOL

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RHYTHM OF THE DAY / MIXED-AGE KINDERGARTEN

Mixed-Age Kindergarten
8:30am – 3:15pm

Monday – Thursday

8:30-9:00am
Opening of the Day
Embodiment / Contemplative
Outside play, movement, songs, settling in, intention

9:00-9:40
Math Workshop
Science

9:40-10:00
Recess / Snack

10:00-12:00
Morning Interdisciplinary Block
Humanities/Sciences/Arts

11:40-12:00
Silent Time

12:00-12:50
Lunch / Recess
Embodiment

12:50-1:25
Quiet Worktime
Humanitites / Sciences / Arts

1:25-2:10
Arts / Languages
Arts

2:10-2:40
Unfettered Time

2:40-2:50
Tending to Classroom / School Environment

2:50-3:15pm
Closing
Class meeting, contemplative practice, story, gratitude

FRIDAY
8:30-12:50
Same as above

12:50-3:15
Interdisciplinary Enhancement (optional)
Humanitites / Sciences / Arts Domains / Embodiment / Contemplative Time

RHYTHM OF THE DAY / 1st and 2nd GRADE

1st and 2nd Grade
8:30am – 3:15pm

Monday – Thursday
8:30-9:00am

Opening of the Day
Embodiment / Contemplative
Outside play, movement, songs, settling in, intention

9:00-9:40
Math Workshop
Science

9:40-10:00
Recess / Snack

10:00-12:00
Morning Interdisciplinary Block
Humanities/Sciences/Arts

11:40-12:00
Silent Time

12:00-12:50
Lunch / Recess
Embodiment

12:50-1:25
Arts / Languages
Arts

1:25-2:40
Afternoon Interdisciplinary Block
Humanities / Sciences / Arts

2:40-2:50
Tending to Classroom / School Environment

2:50-3:15pm
Closing
Class meeting, contemplative practice, story, gratitude

FRIDAY
8:30-12:50
Same as above

12:50-3:15
Interdisciplinary Enhancement (optional)
Humanitites / Sciences / Arts Domains / Embodiment / Contemplative Time