The Traditional Homeschool Program employs a variety of learning methods, including classes with vendors in the community, project-based learning, parent-designed units, online classes or curricula and other unique and specialized education opportunities to allow students to pursue interests and discover effective learning styles. Parents/Guardians are the primary teacher for their child. When needed, Heartwood teachers lead parents/guardians through their role as home teacher, as well as students through specific learning tasks to demonstrate mastery of each subject. A variety of support levels are available, from fully developed curricula to lessons and units created by the parent. Students using the Traditional Homeschool approach will be allocated curriculum funds of $2,400 from which teachers approve curriculum and enrichment classes to fit each student’s goals. Teachers help parents consider students’ learning styles and interests when determining each student’s instructional plan.
Waldorf-trained resource center teachers will provide group instruction as well as homeschool guidance in a beautiful setting in Central Marin County. Parent involvement at the Resource Center and in extracurricular activities engenders a seamless scholastic experience for students, wherein family life and academic life are unified and mutually supportive.