Big Sur Park School


Session 4

September 9-November 15

When experience and learning are partners, resourcefulness follows.
— Janet Lederman, Gazebo Founder

Our Mission

Big Sur Park School was created through a collaborative, community-driven effort to support the families and children of Big Sur. Together, we are developing a new nature-based early childhood program that draws from the cultural legacy of Gazebo School Park at Esalen and incorporates current innovations in education.

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Our Program

Big Sur Park School offers a year-round early childhood program for children ages 1.5-5, hosted on the Gazebo Park grounds. The learning experience supports the development of the whole child through an emergent, play-based curriculum held with connection, trust, and respect. Immersed in exploration of the natural world and each other, children develop resilience, responsibility, and a thriving sense of self in relationship with the world.

The skills of words and logic have no matter, no substance, without a sense of planet and life, a sense of context: which is full of meaning, which matters, which has its roots in matter, the mother earth.
— Janet Lederman, Gazebo Founder

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We welcome you to join us in nurturing and developing the vision of Big Sur Park School.

Much like our children, the seeds we have planted need support to thrive and bloom. Your involvement and contributions help establish a nourishing foundation for the growth of this initiative.

Together, let's create an opportunity for children to fully experience the magic of childhood.

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