Calyx holds a transformative vision that embeds learning in the natural world and grounds it in connection, service, creativity and advocacy. We help empower children to participate as active members of their communities, and help cultivate their powers of creative expression to have their voices heard.
Calyx’s philosophy is centered on the child, the community and the earth. We value children’s play as meaningful work. We believe that education is a process of drawing out the true self. We practice responsive education, and work to meet the needs of the body, mind and spirit of each child, as well as the needs of the community and the earth. We believe that the journey is the destination and that life and learning are in the questions. We strive to nurture life-long learners and engaged and empowered citizens.