Elementary


Enriching Curriculum 

The elementary curriculum is inspired by the Waldorf, Enki and Shambhala traditions. It is a nonsectarian, contemplative education informed by modern educational, psychology and mindfulness research. The curriculum integrates the skill-mastery techniques of traditional western education, independent project learning, integrated thematic projects, and the multicultural emphasis of the United Nations School. When woven together they nurture the child’s individual growth while introducing them to the wealth of their human heritage.

 

Developmentally Appropriate

At each developmental stage children experience the world in a new way. When this physical and mental development is mirrored in the stories and experiences of the curriculum children see their own experience as part of the bigger world, part of the human journey. This self-awareness makes it possible for them to meet the challenges they encounter and to master learning to its fullest. In this way, a direct relationship to the world is encouraged, allowing each child’s innate wisdom and confidence to shine.

World’s Cultural Traditions

At the heart of the school’s approach is the Shambhala view that fundamental human decency and dignity, courage and compassion are inherent in all people. We believe the children are best nurtured when they see their own strengths and struggles reflected in diverse cultures that reflect human greatness in many nationalities, races and religions. At every grade level, students are immersed in stories, songs, drama and games from around the world. These hands-on activities give them a genuine experience and appreciation for the many cultures and traditions in our world.

Rhythms and cycles

Rhythms and cycles are a constant part of nature and human life. The classroom routine works in harmony with daily, monthly and seasonal rhythms. Displays, stories, songs, paintings and activities such as gardening, building, candle dipping and cooking enrich the experience of the seasons. As well, festivals provide an opportunity for parents, friends and the larger community to join in celebrating the students’ work. 

                 

2018-2019 ENROLLMENT 

Explore our website to learn more about our application processtuition and other fees and before and after school program.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR Elementary PROGRAM  

Please contact us at contact@shambhalaschool.org with your questions and request for a tour.  

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION 

Upon deciding that you would like to secure a spot for your child in our Elementary School we invite you to make your formal application. Application forms should be accompanied by a Student Recommendation Form, Report Cards for the current year and previous year, and the $100 non-refundable application fee to the school to the attention of our Academic Director, Ms. Margot Louise at mlouise@shambhalaschool.org. 

Grade 1 – 12 Application Form 2018-19 

Grade 1- 12 Student Recommendation Form

REGISTER FOR BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Please refer to the separate fee schedule for our Before and After School program. Deadline for enrollment in our Before and After School Program is August 1, 2018.