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GROW’s mission is to cultivate an ecosystem that is committed to providing children and communities an enriching work and learning environment where they are free to explore, discover, and pursue their purpose. Read more
GROW’s mission is to cultivate an ecosystem that is committed to providing children and communities an enriching work and learning environment where they are free to explore, discover, and pursue their purpose.
GROW provides a supportive and enriching learning space in support of self-directed learning for children ages 4-18. Our model is inspired by methodologies such as Montessori, Unschooling, Agile Learning, and Democratic Education. We are members of the Agile Learning Center Network and we've integrated Agile Learning Tools into our model. These tools provide GROW learners a framework to be intentional about their learning goals, organize their efforts, reflect on their results, and share their progress for authentic assessment.
GROW learning spaces are ever evolving and designed to spark curiosity and serendipitous learning opportunities. We provide learners access to a variety of sensory materials, books, games, tools, instruments, technology, and outdoor spaces that allow them to play, explore, tinker, and discover.
There are no failures at GROW. We believe in the Play, Passion, Purpose continuum. Our integrative community approach and ecosystem have been designed to support our learners GROWth through this continuum so that each one of them arrives at the Purpose stage fully aware of how their unique talents and interests have value in society.