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
Spirit of the Lake Community School is taking applications for the 2014- 2015 school year. Learn more about our faculty here. Applications for Mixed Age Kindergarten and Grades Students are available for download on our Enrollment Page.
SLCS Summer Camp will strengthen your child's connection to the natural world with daily hikes, games and weekly art activities using materials from nature.
We have programs for Early Childhood (3-6 years) and for Grades Students (6-12 years) that will meet at Stacey's Studio of Dance. These weekly activities will accompany daily yoga, dance, games and hiking in Chester Park! Click to learn more...
Working with clay Week 1 (August 4th-8th): Children will make pinch-pots and sculptures out of natural clay from the south shore of Lake Superior and then fire them in a barrel.
Working with fiber Week 2 (August 11th- 15th): Children will use a rope-making machine and yarn to make jump-ropes. They will learn to weave a small reed basket. Children will make dream catchers with real sinew and decorate them with materials they gather.
Making a work of art from scratch Week 3 (August 18th- 22nd): Children will make paint from scratch using egg yolk mixed with natural materials like berries and beets. They will make their own paper and their own paint brushes using materials they gather.
Cost is $160/wk. Registration deadline is July 10th. Enrollment is limited. Sign up soon! Please call to register at 218-721-4236. Visit our website for more information about our school at SpiritoftheLakeSchool.org
Summer Parent/ Tot Program-- Growing Together
Growing Together is a teacher-facilitated class serving parents and children, 18 months to 3½ years. Purposefully selected toys, as well as materials from nature, nourish the young child’s developing senses and provide stimulus for creative play.
This weekly, two-hour class provides a nurturing setting for meeting other parents, sharing unhurried moments with your child, observing him/her in play, and social interaction. Throughout the morning, we will share ideas for parenting with warmth while exploring the developmental stages of growth in the young child. Each class consists of about 6 parents, along with their toddlers and younger siblings. Click here to learn more... Class has begun for Summer. Please contact us if you would like to be notified of Fall dates, or simply check back in a couple months.
“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” ~William Butler Yeats 1111 N. 11th Ave. East; Duluth, MN -- 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.