Schoolhouse

Learning that is play-based, project-driven, and personalized.

Not only is it possible…. at WonderHere, it is the standard.

Our WonderHere Schoolhouse is a small private school founded on the principles of play-based, project-driven, and personalized education. Utilizing our Family-Style™ Schoolhouse model, children are taught core skills and concepts, while also getting the opportunity to explore their own interests with the guidance of teacher mentorship.

At our new Farm location, we will be able to offer a more enriching learning environment with abundant natural light, bright open-spaces, vegetable and fruit gardens for tending to, care-taking opportunities for small animals (our feathered friends Daisy and Donald duck are already moved in and loving life), designated co-working space for parents, and ample room for learning and growing together.

With both full-day and half-day options, there is room for you here at the Schoolhouse!

Family-Style™ Schoolhouse

At WonderHere’s brand new Farm Location, students enrolled in the WonderHere Schoolhouse will learn alongside each other and under the tutelage of teacher mentors in the Schoolhouse (see illustration below). The Schoolhouse is divided into areas of interest, including a library, PBL room, science lab, project room, study, and STEM room. 

All students, whether attending half-day or full-day, will receive direct instruction in the areas of language arts and math daily with an assigned teacher.

In addition to instruction in those core subjects, they get the opportunity to explore the areas of the Schoolhouse at their own pace, under the supervision and mentorship of our extraordinary team of teachers. In the project room, they can create projects on any topic they may be interested in. In the PBL room, they can learn about history and science through our Unit Studies. In the study, they get to reinforce their understanding of language arts and math through games and activities. And, of course, they will get ample time outdoors!

Students attending full-days get a lunch time, outdoor playtime, an afternoon elective class, and farm chores!

Available Programs

 

Minis

Our Minis program is designed for children ages 4-5 who are curious, innovative, cooperative, and would thrive in a structured, play-based environment. This class focuses on physical, social, & character development; enhancing the personal well-being of the child; respect & ethics (encouraging behaviors that take other people into account); leadership & responsibility; providing opportunities for choice and self-affirmation; gentle exposure to early literacy & numeracy through play & exploration. Space is very limited and student selection is based on readiness to learn kindly and collaboratively in a structured social environment.

*Generally Ages 4-5

 

Elementary Schoolhouse

Within our Elementary Schoolhouse, all ages will work collaboratively during a Montessori-style Work Cycle Hour. During Work Cycle, they are sharpening skills and developing interests in science, history, technology, engineering, projects, study skills, time management, self-motivation, and ownership of their learning. Following this hour, students will work within their designated multi-age classroom for core academics provided through individualized learning plans.

*Generally, Grades K-5  

  • Primary (K-1)
  • Post-Primary (K-2)
  • Comprehensive (3-5)

Tuition Opportunities

Standard Schoolhouse Rate: $450 a month

Academic Hours: Monday- Thursday from 8:15 AM- 12:30 PM. All academic coursework will be completed during the morning Academic Hours. This includes:

  • Work Cycle
    • Project Time
    • STEM
    • Science/History
    • The Study (learning and strategy games)
  • Language & Grammar
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Reading

Add-On Afternoon M-Th Electives Rate: $175/month or $65/per choice day

Elective Hours: Monday-Thursday from 12:30 PM- 3:00 PM

*Families needing full-day learning can select the Standard Schoolhouse Rate + Add-on Afternoon Electives for a daily schedule of 8:15 AM- 3:00 PM. 

Tentative Sample Schedule (to be confirmed upon hiring arts professionals for each Elective)

  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch & Play
  • 1:30-2:15 Nature School
  • 2:15-3:00 Elective
    • M- Art
    • T- Music
    • W- PE
    • TH- Drama

Add-On FUN Fridays Rate: $125/month

FUN Friday Hours: Fridays 8:15 AM- 3:00 PM. Friday classes will continue offering a variety of hands-on, interest-based courses that rotate quarterly.

*Families needing full-day and full week learning can select the Standard Schoolhouse Rate + Add-on Afternoon Electives + FUN Fridays for a weekly schedule of Monday-Friday 8:15 AM- 3:00 PM. 

Next Steps

  1. Complete our New Student Application below.
  2. Upon submission of application, we will contact you to schedule a trial day for your child, as well as a family interview. Space is very limited and student selection will be carefully decided based on the child’s ability to learn kindly and collaboratively with their peers, as well as have a strong work ethic and desire to progress in their abilities.
  3. Upon acceptance, an annual registration fee is required to be paid in full to officially secure your child’s spot.