Experiential Education

At Shining Rock, we believe that learning does not end at the classroom door. Inquiry-based experiential education provides real world content and allows students to learn from experts in various fields. As a learning community all students engage in place-based learning opportunities throughout the school year. These Field Work experiences are directly tied to state standards. First hand experiences with places and experts bring a depth of meaning to each child’s education. Grades 1-8 undertake overnight Field Work experiences, uniting community and inquiry in a manner not found in the traditional public school experience.

“We want all students to THINK like a Mathematician, REFLECT like a Writer, QUESTION like an Historian, and ANALYZE like a Scientist.”