The structure of Explorer Community School directly supports our vision by providing:
A small school size that creates a sense of belonging and community spirit.
The school can accommodate a maximum of 75 children, first through fifth grades.
Multi-age classrooms that enhance a child’s ability to progress at his or her own pace.
Instruction that meets the district goals and best accommodates each child.
This includes active, hands-on learning, developmentally appropriate activity and a variety of methods and resources. Progress is assessed through conferences, portfolios of work and narrative records kept by the teachers. Students follow district guidelines for standardized testing.
A classroom environment that encourages self-discipline and responsibility.
Children are involved in setting personal goals and making educational choices.
A rich environment where learning is fun, thoughtfulness is nurtured and enthusiasm reigns.
Both the learning process and the end product are valued; mistakes are recognized as a natural part of the learning process. Learning activities include Friday Choice, Explorations, Community Service, Passport Club, Marketplace and many more.