STANTON ACADEMY MICRO-SCHOOL: REIMAGINING LEARNING FOR CHILDREN AGES 6-13
Stanton Academy is an affordable and accessible enrichment program offered in London, Ontario for homeschooling families, bright and gifted children (including twice-exceptional children), and anyone seeking authentic, stimulating, and rewarding learning experiences for their child.
Stanton Academy has grown as a response to a real need in our community for a different and better approach to learning for children. Founded and led by Beth Mai, our micro-school is proudly not-for-profit.
SMALL BUT STRONG We believe that learning happens best in small groups and so we keep our enrolment low. Each of our teacher-supported groups typically has 6 children, with a maximum never exceeding 8. This allows us to tailor our plans and create a truly personalized experience for every child.
INTELLECTUAL GROWTH Our program is secular and academic in nature. Our programs are unique because they are developed in partnership with the children who participate. Every year, children and their mentors work together to design a program that is based on their interests and that is challenging and engaging. Stanton is a place where children are respected and valued, where work is hands-on and interactive, and where children explore and learn at a level with which they are comfortable and feel proud of their accomplishments.
SOCIAL CONNECTIONS At Stanton, our mission is to meet the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of children in our community. Children in our program have the opportunity to build lasting relationships while they learn together with the support of highly experienced mentors. Our program has learning blocks where intellectual peers collaborate and plenty of time outside where all children can talk, play, and relax together too. It's the best scenario for asynchronous children.
CORE VALUES Our core beliefs inform the daily practice of all participants:
We believe that everyone has the right to learn in an environment that is welcoming and safe.
We value the opportunity to be members of an enriching program that allows children to work within their zone of proximal development.
We have respect for the work, ideas, and experiences of others.
We believe that learning can - and should - bring happiness and joy to those engaged in meaningful learning experiences.