Our approach has a rich, living quality with learning that takes root in the very bones of the student. It is so much more than filling heads with facts that are promptly forgotten. With emphasis on compassionate personal relationship and the interconnectedness of all things, and through a keen awareness of child development, this schooling resonates in the body, heart, mind and soul of the individual.
Currently Enrolling Kindergarten & Grades Students
We are enthusiastic about a new school year beginning in our collaborative community school. Please join us. Our unique school might be the perfect fit for your amazing child and family! Spirit of the Lake Community School is still taking applications for the 2014- 2015 school year.
Applications for Mixed Age Kindergarten (our incredible KinderFarm) and Grades Students are available for download on our Enrollment Page. For more information, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-721-4236 to schedule a tour. You might also consider 'liking' us on our Facebook page! Learn more about our faculty here.
KinderFarm: Kindergarten Program
Our school offers a unique Kindergarten experience, close to nature. KinderFarm invites children age 3 - 6 to immerse themselves in the beauty and awe of Mother Nature. With abundant vegetable gardens, thousands of flowers of every color and design, bee hives, flowing water, and woodland edges--this enchanting space provides children an intimate, reverent, and hands-on experience of our wonderful world. All of this in a less-than 10 minute drive from our grade school site. See pictures, and learn more by visiting our Kindergarten page.
Please contact us today to inquire about enrolling your child! Enrollment is open to transfer students throughout the year.
Autumn Events and Community Opportunities
Mothersong is BACK! Thursday mornings from 9:30am- 10:30am at our Grade School location. Mamas, papas, and children gather together for community and song, led by Kristy Marie. $5 sugg. donation.
Jim Starzynski Lecture Series Monday, October 20th from 6-8pm, at our Grade School location. Jim was instrumental in starting the Chicago Waldorf School and is a wealth knowledge on Waldorf Education. Topic this month: Waldorf for Your Child's Life: Developing from "I" to “Thou".
Early Childhood Book Study Every other Wednesday 6:30- 7:30pm, beginning Oct 22nd at our Grade School location. Reading “Beyond the Rainbow Bridge” and covering topics: nurturing the child's senses, importance of creative play, supporting healthy development, creative discipline, and more! Please pre-register by calling.
Growing Together: Parent/Tot Program Tuesday mornings 9:30-11:30am Oct 28th- Nov 18th at KinderFarm. A popular class serving parents and children, 18 months to 3½ years. Cost is $64 for 4 WKs, pre-register by phone.
Michael D’Aleo, Guest Speaker Sun Nov 9th 6:30pm location TBA. We are proud to host this sought after speaker. He is a founding member of the Natural Science Research Institute (SENSRI), and has authored science curriculum for children called “Teaching Sensible Science”. Don’t miss this opportunity! Check out website for details as the date approaches.
Windows on Learning: School Tours Tuesdays this Fall 9:30am- 10:30am. Catch a glimpse of learning in action in each of our classrooms. An organized tour offered on select days gives a full school overview, allowing interested families and community members the opportunity to step in and experience SLCS. Contact the school to sign up for a spot.
Autumn Open House Thurs Nov 6th 5:30- 7:30pm at our Grade School location*. You and your family are welcome to experience the unique difference our school has to offer. Our space will be open to you, and teachers will be available in their classrooms to meet you and answer questions.
Harvest Stone Soup & Silent Auction Thurs Nov 13th from 4:30- 6:30pm at Peace Church (1111 N 11th Ave E). Don't miss this warming, welcoming, family-friendly, soup filled event! Held every other month during the school year, it’s our way of opening to community in celebration. This month also includes a silent auction and Give to the Max! fundraiser. Mark your calendar 2015 Stone Soup dates: January 8th, March 12th, (plus stay tuned for May Faire Festival dates)
Local Wild Rice Fundraiser Delicious and nutritious! For sale at $10/lb. Please contact Terry at 218-834-5179 to place your order.
“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” ~William Butler Yeats 819 North 18th Ave East; Duluth, MN (within Stacey's Studio of Dance) -- email@example.com -- 218-721-4236
Discrimination Statement: Spirit of the Lake Community School organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or economic status in any of its policies and programs.