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Elementary Studio

Learning To Learn

Learner Led Multi-Age Studio

Young people take ownership of their education and peer relationships. Adults, especially parents are asked to step back for this to happen. ROA Learners learn to think independently, take responsibility and embrace challenges. We call our classrooms "studios" because they are learning through movement, exploration and hands-on activities. Studios replace traditional classrooms and create a space for varying ages to learn together. They are being prepared to bring their own unique genius to the world.


Learning To Do

Hands-On, Meaningful Project-Based Learning 

The Elementary Studio is an environment that inspires exploration and creativity where they collaborate in Quests or Hands-on learning from Science, to Entrepreneurship and the Arts to prepare children for Apprenticeships and real world challenges.

Learning To Do

Creating genuine relationships and character development

An intense focus on character development provides our learners with great freedom and responsibility. The Hero’s Journey, relational covenants and real world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.

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A Model Geared for the 21st Century

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An Innovative Learning Environment 


Embracing Nature and Community 

A Model Geared for the 21st Century

A learner-driven community with self-paced learning in reading, writing and math designed to foster excellence and mastery. 

Real-world​ hands-on learning through field trips, hero visits, and projects designed to develop relevant skills for the 21st Century.

No assigned homework, teaching to the test, or final exams. 

An Innovative Learning Environment


Mixed-age learning studios  (vs. "grades")

Studio-level exhibitions, where learners can exhibit their portfolio of work.

The opportunity for learners to form authentic friendships and to resolve interpersonal issues through the development of conflict resolution skills.

Embracing Nature and Community

Learners spend a significant amount of the day outdoors in nature. 


Field trips and visits to real-world community experts extend our learning beyond the studio walls. 

Mindfulness is an integral part of our curriculum.

Fun and enriching family activities foster a strong familial community.

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