Creating a world that is kind, gentle and just.
Under the benevolent watch of the old-growth trees at South Whidbey State Park, there is a spark of light, a hopeful new possibility in the making. Here you will find children who communicate with clarity their vision of a healthy, loving and inclusive world. They have the confidence and ability to imagine, create, implement and embody creative resilience and problem solving.
A Revolutionary Education
At Calyx, you will find children who communicate with clarity
their vision of a healthy, loving and inclusive world.
Calyx connects children with nature, community and self, and nurtures the next generation of environmental and social justice leaders by providing low and no cost, place-based, nature and service learning experiences for children, families and the community. The 347 acres of South Whidbey State Park grounds learning in connection, diversity, stewardship, critical thinking and advocacy.
Creative and compassionate citizens of the earth,
these children truly embody what is possible.
Our naturalist guides, the storytellers, the song carriers - or, what we call, our mentors - tap into the creative potential of their students to facilitate a connection that grows a sense of purpose, an expanded vision of what is possible, and a greater capacity to imagine, and thus create, a sustainable world.
Elements of a Calyx Education
We nurture the genius of childhood.
Our curriculum is emergent, responsive, and interdisciplinary.
We emphasize social and emotional literacy, nature connection, community, and creative practice.
We are grounded in the local and embrace the global while celebrating diversity in all its forms.
We strive to nurture life-long learners and engaged and empowered citizens.
We spend a lot of time outdoors.
We practice critical thinking.
Our rich art curriculum grounds our learning and cultivates powers of creative expression.
We listen deeply to one another, to ourselves, and to the earth.