Awakening Seed School
“The Seed” is an internationally recognized educational environment for children ages 12 months through 10 years. It is a community where children and adults can learn and grow together, celebrating both diversity and individuality. The Seed is a school designed to promote creativity, higher level thinking, and individual potential using cooperation and collaboration as a base. It is a place where respect for each other, and for all living creatures, is an integral part of the curriculum.
Awakening Seed School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other school-administered programs.
Awakening Seed Philosophy
Throughout history, people from all walks of life have shared a vision of an age in which all beings will live together in peace. Those who hold this vision are committed to working for the benefit of all others until each one has attained an awareness of the unity of life. Awakening Seed is a part of this worldwide vision of peace and was founded on these basic principles:
Children are respected for their strengths, supported in their efforts to become well-balanced individuals, and encouraged to become intelligent, divergent thinkers.
Life can be viewed as a series of cycles or patterns. By studying smaller cycles such as the breath in the human body or life cycles of insects and spiders, the universals of life are more easily understood.
Each person is more than a physical being. Our intellect and spiritual nature need cultivation as well, in order to become a balanced person.
We all need love and support in our efforts to learn and grow.
Suffering can be eliminated through loving kindness and compassion. This attitude is cultivated most effectively at an early age.
World peace is possible.
With these principles in mind, Awakening Seed was conceived in 1977 in order to provide an environment for children that furthers this vision.
The Awakening Seed curriculum is designed to evolve from and with the children and staff. Children are highly motivated, self directed learners because they are allowed to have a voice in determining their learning experiences. The rich multicultural learning environment allows students to appreciate both the similarities and differences we share as human beings. Many school activities include all ages and foster a spirit of cooperation; thus creating a sense of family and community.