Academics and Much More
Clonlara students actively participate in their own educational process, working closely with their parents and teachers to identify and pursue the projects and activities that fit their individual interests. In addition to the core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies, Clonlara students build problem solving, self-regulation, and social skills through interactions with their peers and the world around them. At the start of each semester, they meet with their parents and teachers to set tangible measures for evaluating their work that replace traditional tests and report cards.
Because we believe that learning begins with curiosity, every Clonlara student learns through an individualized, meaningful, and relevant process that we call Full Circle Learning. This research-supported method encourages students to formulate questions and discover answers about subjects that capture their attention, leading them to deeper understandings that they are able to share, challenge, and extend.
Our campus students work at their own pace and are neither forced ahead nor held back by the group. The low student-teacher ratio in our classes allows for valuable individual instruction, and student learning is augmented by frequent fieldtrips and engagement with community mentors. In addition, our multi-age classrooms offer older students the opportunity to mentor younger students and take on a leadership role within their campus community.