THE DEL SOL DIFFERENCE
"AN EXEMPLARY, UNIQUE AND FORWARD-THINKING SCHOOL...
Having been at del Sol for so many years (I have kind of lost count) has made me a better parent and has fostered a tremendous growth in our children, that could not have been achieved anywhere else but del Sol. I wish this model could be implemented for all schools in the country."
-del Sol Father
variable tuition program
As part of del Sol’s commitment to diversity, we actively seek enrollment of students from all backgrounds to fulfill our goals of a balanced, close-knit community that will nurture the skills requisite for our 21st century, global economy.
Students ages 5-9 from underrepresented backgrounds and communities may apply by July 7th for Fall 2018 priority tuition packages.
Enrollment with Variable Tuition will continue as space permits.
Our regularly scheduled series of tours has concluded, but you may request one by appointment.
Tours for 2019 - 2020 will begin in the Fall of 2018
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.