Welcome to the parent portal! Here you will find all the necessary information, forms, events, and policies of Acorn School.
Finger Knitting Projects
Hand Made Slippers From Grade 4
Garden Harvest (For Use in Snack Time!)
What is a classical education?
Early Childhood Ages 3 to 6
Our early childhood programs include:
- Classrooms are filled with Wooden Toys, Dolls, & Costumes made of Natural Materials
- Organic Snacks tailored to the child’s individual dietary needs
- Stockmar Watercolor Paints & Beeswax Crayons
- Beeswax Modeling
- Practical Activities like Snack Preparation, Clean-Up, Setting the Table, etc.
- Building Activities like Simple Wood Construction, Inside/Outdoor Blocks & Toys (no plastic toys allowed)
- Gardening & Ecosystem Education
- Finger Knitting
- Daily Puppet Shows
- Bread Baking
- Songs & Games
- Plenty of Outdoor Play
- Special Birthday Celebrations for Each Child (they are unbelievable.)
Grades 1 through 8:
As the children age, the grades curriculum include:
- Two Foreign Languages
- Movement & Outdoor Games
- Musical Education Involves Playing the Recorder (earlier years) & Playing the Violin or Cello (older years)
- Handwork Includes Knitting, Felting, Yarn-Spinning, Woodworking, Wood Carving, Sewing & Other Needlework
- Creation of Student Main Lesson Books For Use in Language Arts, History, Science & Math Lessons
- Drama & Plays Performed for the School Based on the Story Content of the Year
- Hands-On Project-Based Learning (i.e. learning to build the homes of other cultures and then doing it at a smaller scale!)
- Science, History & Math
We develop the capacity for creative thinking, problem solving & social skills
All of this is done through free, imaginative play. Hearing stories told aloud and watching marionette plays cultivate imagination and strengthen children’s ability to listen and concentrate. Songs and nursery rhymes inspire a love of language and of music. Preparing snacks together and cleaning up afterwards encourage cooperation and a sense of responsibility.
Children’s natural feelings of wonder and trust are nurtured in many ways, creating an openness toward life and learning. Painting, beeswax modeling, bread baking, songs and games, along with plenty of outdoor play, all enrich the early childhood experience. The daily, weekly and seasonal rhythms create a secure bridge between home and school.