Walden’s Path School believes that children are capable, competent, curious and collaborative and that environments rich in relationships between people, materials, and thinking support children’s natural learning abilities. We believe that all children have the right to participate fully in creating and shaping their own lives and to contribute fully to the quality of life around them.
Walden’s Path works closely with researchers, educationists, and parents to develop approaches that foster a love of learning. Together, we meditate, listen, observe, inquire, stay attentive, and reflect with children.
Walden’s Path is a place where children are free. Their natural curiosity is the starting point for everything that happens here. Learning takes place in formal and informal settings, in large and small groups, or individually. All ages are free to mix. The dynamics among students of different ages, helping each other learn about everything from fractions to human relations, is one of the greatest strengths of Walden’s Path.
The learning that takes place outdoors is as vital as that pursued indoors at Walden’s Path. Students share responsibilities for their own environment, and for the quality of life at school.