"The key is not to standardize education but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions." - Ken Robinson, The Element
Our students are frequently engaged in field experiences that give meaning and purpose to the curriculum. The Ryker Dattage Outdoor Education Fund provides financial support for opportunities that include experiences such as visiting Providence Canyon, water day at Merlin Olsen Park, shoreline science at the Great Salt Lake, electric car races on the Salt Flats, and service learning at Hardware Ranch Elk Refuge.
We believe students should be active participants in their education and that there must be an element of joy in the learning process. Our teachers go the extra mile to create curriculum-based special events such as book celebrations, secret agent day, living wax museums, mountain man rendezvous, workshops in 3-D design and printing, and colonial history days.
Fifth graders spend four days at Teton Science School each fall. This is a culminating experience students work towards from the time they enter kindergarten. The Teton Science School engages students in real science, builds relationships, and provides leadership skills for our students--all of which pay dividends both in the classroom and throughout their lives.