We are an innovative school that invites children, teachers, and parents to collaborate as a community, inspiring and celebrating the adventure of learning. Integrated Thematic Learning
The typical day in a classroom reflects an integrated thematic and project-based approach to a variety of subjects, woven and presented in a hands-on, self-paced context.
Provide students with leadership roles/opportunities
More time for student-teacher relationships to develop
Give struggling students more time to process new curriculum
Give high performing students opportunities to challenge themselves in areas of interest
Strive for small class sizes (22:1) in classroom communities
Teachers, parents, students, and the Chico community all play a role in the education of the students.
Teacher facilitated learning, along with parent involvement.
Sustainability Projects, both on and off campus
Developmentally appropriate curriculum and materials
Large gathering areas in rooms
Cooperative small groups
Classrooms will have separate space (i.e., a loft), which will allow students to work alone or with smaller groups in a more intimate workspace.
The classrooms are very kid friendly; comfortable sofas, overstuffed chairs, etc.
Stimulating learning centers, manipulative math activities, balanced literacy programs, with reading and writing workshops, integrated visual and performing arts experiences, and shared inquiry methods will facilitate the “learn by doing” instructional focus.
Kids have mobility to move around the classroom
Broader social peer groups
Kids working and learning beyond the walls of the classroom
Small Class/ Small School.
WOC intends to have a 22:1 ratio for K-4th grade, and intends to cap the school's enrollment and approximately 200 students
Emphasis on the arts, environment, and global education
Many parent and community supported field trips
Service learning projects