Focus Studies are a class offering that students in all grades select as a special interest focus. The entire teaching staff and some parent volunteers offer a Focus Study for one week. Classes are designed by combining core curriculum with ideas generated from student and staff special interests. Classes meet for 60 minutes per day for one week. Focus Studies fall into one of these arrangements:
An integrated thematic study of a topic of high interest. For example, Horses. During the course there might be math, art, science, reading and writing experiences all combined to delve into this topic.
A study of a special skill. Some offerings focus on a specific skill such as a foreign language, a physical education activity such as archery, a study of a musical specialty like learning to play the ukulele, or an art activity like weaving.
Here are pictures from some of our Focus Studies.