Part Time Alternative Education Classes:
The Boont Tribe Community School will offer morning classes to children who are homeschooling. These classes are designed to create a small group, child-centered, nature-based, fun, social learning environment. A 5-12 year old class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Families can choose a full day program with academics from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and socialization and play from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Or they can choose either the morning academics or the afternoon socialization. These classes will be based on a theme that will be studied over 8 weeks, 16 classes. The classes will incorporate a broad spectrum of subjects and encourage cooperative discussion and hands-on project based learning. After every 8-week session, there will be a week break for curriculum development. The goal of these classes is to serve the community, so please inform a staff member how this school can support your family.
Individual and Small Group Tutoring for 5-14 year olds:
The Boont Tribe Community School will have tutoring slots available on Mondays and Wednesdays. This can be either one-on-one, or with a small group. These sessions can fulfill a number of academic and social needs. This can be a booster class in a specific subject, or a weekly session to keep track of learning, or group play to monitor and support cooperative play. Please contact the Program Administrator if you are interested in these services.
The Boont Tribe Community does not prescribe to a specific academic philosophy. Although the Program Administrator values the Montessori school of thought, she is open to many other curricular ideas and philosophies with the goal of reaching and teaching her students. The state of California does not require her to use a specific curriculum, or require her to use a specific set of standards, that being said, she will consistently be monitoring individual growth and discussing educational triumphs and concerns with parents. A parent conference will be encouraged at the beginning and end of every short session to stay connected and monitor progress.
The Boont Tribe Community School will offer preschool classes on Fridays. Academics will be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., then a nap, then afternoon socialization from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. These classes will be offered to potty-trained 3-5 year olds. These classes will follow an 8-week theme. After every 8-week session, there will be a week break for curriculum development. Academics will be centered on socialization, hands-on exploration, and play. Pre-reading skills, number sense, and a love of literature will be a part of the academic day, but there will be no formal assessments, just an informal progress report each quarter that monitors social development and academic maturity.
The Boont Tribe Community School will provide 6 weeks of summer camp during the months of July and August. The enrollment for each camp will be administered on a first come, first serve basis with tuition charged by the week. These programs will be hands-on and full of exploration. There will be two weeks of preschool camp, three weeks of camp for 5-9 year olds, and 1 week of camp for 9-14 year olds. Parents may pay an additional fee for a snack and lunch option.