THE BEST OF WALDORF & MONTESSORI PHILOSOPHIES MODIFIED FOR THE MODERN WORLD
The Paonia Experiential Leadership Academy is a private secondary learning community serving grades 7-10; we aim to humanize the educational experience and increase wellbeing. We teach content in an experiential way that focuses on the student as a learner and participant in learning.
We Cultivate Skills for the Future
Creativity – Adaptability – Leadership Critical Analysis – Self Direction Oral & Written Communication Marketing & Branding – Digital Fluency Emotional Intelligence – Challenging Assumptions – Problem Solving Curiosity – Collaboration in Community Cultural Sensitivity – Entrepreneurship
We believe students are more engaged in learning when academics are part of fun experiences.
A typical week starts with mindfulness exercises, reflective journaling, students learning math and entrepeneurship by creating a pattern for a sweatshirt students can sell on a website they built, studying geology while hiking a mountain, applying biology by testing blood oxygen levels during exercise, making lunch for senior citizens, writing haikus in a garden, critical analysis of historical texts and Asian brush painting for a local art show.
Members of the Association for Experiential Education
211 Grand Ave, Suite 112
Paonia, Colorado 81428