PhilosophyAt SAND Co-op our students from Kinder to high school receive instruction from professional teachers on Tuesday and Thursdays. Elementary children have class from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm and high school students have class from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. This model allows you, the parent, to spend more time with your child and have a strong role in raising a life long learner.
The curriculum that we use is chosen because we believe it has the most potential to engage our learners in a way that inspires critical thought and a love or interest for the subject. Because parents who join us tend to stay with us for many years, space is limited. If you are interested in joining please consider carefully a commitement of at least a school year.
Our classrooms are grouped by level not grade or age with a Charlotte Mason philosophy guiding our education.
Mom's Day Out
Our Mom's Day Out program is for siblings apart of our regular program. Those who do not have siblings may see if there are any openings. If there are openings for those who do not have siblings in the program we will open registration for all. This program uses Playing Skillfully for class curriculum.
Prek & Kinder
This class uses Memoria Press. The ratio for this class is a max of 1:8 but is typically 1:4.
Our classes feature multi-age groups that encourage real world social scenarios such as a college classroom or work place enviornment. Classes are recommended for ages 6 through 17. Our goal is that our students are ready to enter college at 16 or 17 if they so wish. Primary classes are organized by ability not grades. A typical class will have 1st-3rd graders, 4-6th graders, and 7-10th graders. Class ratio is 1:8