Our school model is an incubator for educational change. We break all the rules when it comes to classic limitations on learning. The beauty of our model is in part where we are located: in the heart of rural America. In the most unlikely of places, The Mississippi Delta, in one of the most economically challenged counties in the United States, we offer an educational choice that we know will inspire change in schools across the United States; a model of change for all independent, public and charter schools as well as for colleges and universities.
Founded on the desire to build students’ strengths so students know where to invest their energy for the future, our model is agile and flexible in practice. We blend the best of Human Centered Design, Project Based Learning, The Makers' Movement, Strengths Discovery, School Garden Movement and School as Play to create an interconnected curriculum that is deeply grounded in developing relationship strengths to build character. We are profoundly personal and at the same time, highly collaborative.
Our campus is a welcoming blend of history and innovation. Our learning pavilions are situated to take in the wonders of nature while at the same time connecting our students to the world through state of the art technology. Everything in our school, from the furniture, to the way we greet guests is intentional and designed to serve our mission.