We have a Vision for our school, our coastal villages and our world in which all people become their best selves: curious, confident, creative problem solvers and stewards of their home place. By providing a foundation of experiential, hands on education for the whole child, the Fire Mountain Community nurtures healthy, happy, lifelong learners.
Nurture each child by providing a joyful, place-based learning experience. We have three central goals for our students:
To develop a strong and positive sense of themselves;
To see learning as an ongoing, joyful, and self-initiated quest; and
To know themselves as interactive participants in the wider natural, social, and practical world.
Each child is a unique individual
Teaching to the whole child
Deep connections with the natural world
The outdoors as the original place of learning
Giving back to the community
Fostering creativity, discovery and exploration
Small class size with high teacher student ratio
Family engagement in learning and academics
Sense of community
Collaboration and Cooperation
Play as an essential component to learning
The fun of learning fundamentals
Kindness, Compassion and Respect
Wonder and Curiousity
Vigor for life and learning
Maintain a solid community foundation with exceptional teachers and engaged families.
Use the outdoors to enrich mental, physical and spiritual health.
Provide strong academics within the framework of a Place-Based Curriculum.