Exploration and inquiry, awareness of self-and others, and a strong connection with the natural world are key components of the program. Through an emergent curriculum, a student-centered learning approach and an outdoor classroom, Big Sur Park School offers a progressive educational alternative to the Big Sur community and builds a healthy foundation for children’s learning and development.
The teaching approach supports curiosity, resilience and resourcefulness. Teachers hold a deep interest in the child and respect their unique ways of being in the world. They model clear, authentic communication to support social and emotional development and build relational skills. Teachers also help children to further their development through literacy, experiential activities, and the expressive arts.