Founded in 2013, the Junior High Program serves 7th, 8th and 9th grade students through a dynamic curriculum designed to promote higher independence and critical thought through a connection to nature and community. We develop hands-on experiences to motivate learners of varied backgrounds, interests, and talents. We value curiosity, creativity, and hard work. Our small classes permit teachers to find their students’ strengths and insist on their best efforts. We are committed to the success of every student. Through Socratic dialogue, field experience, work-study, expert lecturers and the Erdkinder (“Children of the Earth”) program our students become self-reliant, self-motivated and self confident learners.
Our teachers are mentors that provide the guidance, examples, and instruction, not only in academic disciplines but in social demeanor as well; including the Grace and Courtesy lessons and commitment to community. Under the mentor-ship of our highly trained teachers, students have the excitement and motivation to develop a capstone project based on their own interests while simultaneously meeting, or exceeding, the Utah Core Standards. The ideal result of such an education is to develop and shape the child into an ideal citizen of the world.