Your child is destined to be a world-changer
Wonder is a state of curiosity – a perpetual desire to discover and do something new. As a school, Wonder is a belief that every child that walks through our doors has the ability to find a calling and change the world.
We believe that education is preparation for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. And for today’s students, what lies ahead is a future that is drastically different than the world we live in now. Students today will be responsible for creating that future, and to be prepared for that task, how and what they learn must transform to meet those challenges. We’ve created Wonder for that reason. To help students find their calling and prepare them to thrive in a rapidly changing world. We do this by challenging them to take ownership in their learning and to put it into practice by solving complex real-world problems using critical thinking, creation, collaboration, and innovation.
We seek to help bring up a generation of doers – leaders, creators, innovators, inventors and discoverers.what we believe
Our studios are designed with an understanding that ability is not determined by age and that in an open environment, students naturally learn from other students with different interests, skills, and ability levels.
Projects With Purpose
Wonders focus on solving real-world problems, pressing issues that reflect the world around us. These projects bring together multiple disciplines and engage students by allowing each to focus on areas of individual interest and ability.
At Wonder, our learners have the opportunity to learn at their own pace, allowing them to excel quickly in areas of strength and take the time to learn thoroughly before moving on in others. This allows each student to continually be challenged by their work.
We believe that young people are capable of far more than they are tasked with today. By challenging learners to independently set and attain personal learning goals, with a long-term orientation, they gain ownership in their work and are able to realize their true potential.
Our Studio Coaches are lifelong learners, experienced in their fields, and passionate about the work they do. Students at Wonder will learn alongside entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, designers and advanced students from a wide range of disciplines.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
what makes wonder different
Rows of desks & a teacher at the blackboard
One teacher lectures to many students
Memorization and testing of rules and facts
Worksheets just like our grandparents used
School like a factory with bells, shifts, and one-size-fits-all
Work collaboratively like at Google or Facebook
Everyone’s a teacher; everyone’s a student
Learn real skills and apply them in projects
Professional tools for art, engineering, tech and storytelling
School like a journey, with big goals, mentors and a destination you care about
A day in the life
Each of our studios has a unique personality and focus created by and tailored to the development of the learners within. These stages, and our use of mixed ages, correlate heavily with Maria Montessori’s cognitive planes of development this allows each of our studios to have very unique goals.
Build independence and foster the natural curiosity within each learner.
Develop a deep love of learning and learn to work together with others in your tribe.