THE DEL SOL DIFFERENCE
del Sol’s program is based on the assumption that children are important people. We believe that children have a right to be nurtured by teachers who honor them for who they are—unique, creative individuals, rich in being & potential, capable & powerful, loving & giving, possessing a natural sense of wonder, curiosity, desire, excitement, and joy in living & learning.
Complex Play: A Curriculum that Promotes Growth
We know, from our own experience and from child development theorists, that children are impelled to learn, most effectively by doing and reflecting upon it. Knowledge is not something that is given to children, but is actually constructed by the individual child through playful and purposeful interactions.
del Sol is a School for the Whole Family
Traditions that build community and an ongoing understanding of our unique school
The Thanksgiving Feast
A "living history" event and celebration for the whole family. These are the cherished memories that tie learning, laughter and family together.
The Peace Trip and Camp Out
At del Sol, building character is a daily curriculum. Each spring we spend a weekend honoring our commitments to making the world a better place, starting with ourselves, our families, and our community.
Family Night and Parent Education
Nourish the body, the heart and the mind.
Opening Social Camp Out at Wilderness Park
A casual night of food and reconnection with our del Sol family members. Family skits provide creative playfulness where each family shines through.
Creating Cultures of Thinking Night
Curriculum Open House
Our project-based, emergent curriculum comes to life as parents see how the children grow.