2013 ENROLLMENT IS OPEN – 2013 School Year begins on September 9th
Download a TKG Application and join our Founding Community
ABOUT ENROLLING (2013-2014 marks our third year)
Full Days (M-F 9 to 2): Ages 5-9
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Our classes are multi-age; we seek children who engage in an environment that encourages organic curiosity, fosters an enjoyment of learning, nurtures creativity and independence, and provides scenarios to develop critical thinking and emotional intelligence. TKG reserves the right to determine whether the program is a good fit for the family and the program.
Please complete and submit an application form along with a $25.00 non-refundable, one-time application fee. The date on your application form and fee are physically received in the TKG Business Office is considered your application date. You will receive notification from the Administrative Manager confirming the receipt of your application.
3. Classroom Visit
Students will visit the classroom for an experience that will simulate a day at school. The purpose of this meeting is for Teachers to observe students in a group setting as well as create opportunities for connections to other students and teachers.
4. Parent Conference
TKG is a collaborative community. Community is built through the involvement of various school duties and activities. Fundraising and special events require parent participation, not only to keep tuition and fees low, but also to build the bonds between members of the community. A Parent Board Member will meet with you to discuss your specific individual financial and time obligations. This is also a good time for you to communicate your goals and priorities in the program. In addition, at least one adult of each family must attend the Orientation Program, held approximately one week before the start of fall classes or one week prior to the first day of enrollment.
The structure and environment of The Knowing Garden will be very unique. By meeting with a member of the Parent Board, you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand the philosophy, expectations, and commitments (both time and financial) that are part of being an active member of the founding community. You will be able to have all your questions addressed and should come away with a realistic understanding of what TKG can offer your child.
4. Introductory Visit
After we receive your application, our Administrative Manager will contact you to schedule a visit with your teacher. He/She will meet and get to know your child personally. The benefit and purpose of this visit is to gauge your child’s developmental level, learn about their interests and assess which program might be a good fit for the student. Admission to the program would be based on their developmental age and not upon their chronological age.
We may contact student’s current/former teacher for additional information and will notify you in advance if this is necessary.
5. Notification of Enrollment Status
Upon completion of the meetings, parents will be notified regarding the student’s enrollment status.
After enrollment welcome, a tuition contract is required to be signed and returned within 14 days. A non-refundable Registration fee of $75 plus the first month’s tuition is due at the same time.
This video, RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms with Sir Ken Robinson inspired the founding of our school and continues to challenge us to keep our classrooms and school on the front edge of the Education Revolution:
THE KNOWING GARDEN school will admit students of any race, color, national origin, 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 nor ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.