The Lantern School offers homeschooled children an opportunity to be a part of a community that emphasizes learning through a connection to the natural world and socialization through play.
Small class size (no more than 15 students and two teachers) is just one way that children receive education focused on their unique needs.
When focusing on core academics, our mixed age group (5-8 year olds) is broken down in smaller skill-based learning groups. Students are presented with skill-appropriate materials and can learn and excel at their own pace.
The Waldorf-inspired curriculum moves the children through a predictable daily rhythm that includes academics (Math, language arts, social studies, science) and handwork, music, and yoga.
The class meets in an historic one-room schoolhouse on a campus that includes lots of open play space, nature trails, and outdoor classrooms. Outside time is emphasized for both play and learning through cooperative and active games.
School meets from 9 am – 3 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, with an optional Wednesday offering. Students can also attend a day of Earth Arts on Thursdays. Together, these two programs can offer up to 4 days a week of community-based learning and play.