The Calyx Difference
Calyx's school-year program for children ages 5-11 operates as a supportive learning environment for home-schooled children and as an Approved Learning Center for Whidbey children enrolled in Orcas Island's alternative public school program (OASIS). Calyx students receive academic mentoring in the areas of literacy, science, social studies, math, fine arts, and health which often correlate with OASIS and homeschooling academic standards. Our approach in these subjects is through a social justice lens - one of inclusivity, compassion, and curiosity, and rooted in a deep connection to place. Calyx mentors and families work closely together to ensure our children experience a well-rounded education that prepares them with the knowledge and skills so deeply needed in our rapidly-changing world. Above all else, Calyx children are encouraged to develop into their authentic selves and to find their individual roots within a collaborative community. At Calyx, academic learning comes from our intentional, thoughtful, creative and responsive curriculum that engages children as active participants in learning, not passive recipients of information. That’s the Calyx difference!