To create a sacred space in which we support learners of all ages & abilities to:
cultivate a love for learning;
collaborate with others;
connect with their own inner guidance;
commune with the natural world.
The illumination & nourishment of each individual's native wisdom through ensouled learning with head, heart, and hands
At Sacred Mountain Sanctuary, education is participation in the living community of Earth, and the learning journey is about relationships~ with one’s self, others and the natural world. These relationships perpetually inspire us to provide an environment that enriches and supports ensouled learning with head, heart and hands.
SMS hosts enlivened, nature-centered educational programs for all ages, toddler to elder, including Waldorf inspired kindergarten, elementary, middles and high school programs, summer camps, equine and animal arts, and adult educational workshops and retreats. Our many classroom structures and areas of activity function together much like a small village square, supporting meaningful work that are essential to the overall needs and wellbeing of our own, and the greater community.
SMS is part of an emergent, 'micro-schooling' movement called Community Supported Education. The CSE model was inspired by Community Supported Agriculture programs, where members pay a fee for services/farm products, while providing economic and participatory support to the the farm- purchasing, picking, planting, sorting, etc. Working within the CSE framework, Sacred Mountain Sanctuary and its programs provide the learning environment, and our member-families reciprocate by gifting their time, energy and resources to TLV.