GROW is a cooperative learning community rooted in the principles of Self-Directed Education and Natural Learning.

We utilize a collaborative community approach that supports children and communities in fulfilling their potential for happiness and success.

GROW provides an inclusive and enriching learning space in support of self-directed education for children ages 5-18. Our model is inspired by methodologies such as Montessori, Unschooling, Agile Learning, and Democratic Education. We are members of the Agile Learning Center Network (ALC) and we’ve integrated Agile LearningTools into our model. These tools provide GROW learners a framework to be intentional about their learning goals, organize their efforts, reflect on their results, and share their progress for authentic assessment. We are also members of The Alliance For Self-Directed Education.

GROW learning spaces are ever evolving and designed to spark curiosity and serendipitous learning opportunities. We provide access to a variety of sensory materials, books, games, tools, instruments, technology, and outdoor spaces that allow them to play, explore, tinker, and discover.

There are no failures at GROW. We believe in the Play, Passion, Purpose continuum. Our integrative community approach and ecosystem have been designed to support our learner’s GROWth through this continuum so that each one of them arrive at the purpose stage fully aware of how their unique talents and interests have value in society.


GROW's Community Supported Education Model

Our mission is to make the benefits of SDE accessible to children, teens, and communities no matter their socio-economic standing through our Community Supported Education Model. In partnership with our cooperative community of Parent Partners & Community Hosts we are able to facilitate SDE at GROW tuition-free.

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