Imagine a one-room school house-redesigned. That's our microschool. Multiple grade levels and ages working together collaboratively to learn from each other. This flexibility also allows us to break into age or ability grouping very fluidly and seamlessly. The homey feeling of our classroom allows students to feel comfortable and safe while learning, Small class sizes and the same teacher for multiple years foster an environment of safety, love, acceptance, and belonging, which creates the one of a kind, unique atmosphere of a microschool.
Integrative Learning Academy (ILA) is a school that aims to empower ALL learners. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to education, whether students are neuro-typical or neuro-diverse. We allow all students ranging from typical learners to those with mild to moderate needs such as ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, twice exceptional, and high functioning Autism to learn academic content in a setting that allows engagement, adaptive expectations, choice, movement, risk-taking, and the development of self-esteem. We foster social emotional growth, academic skills, life skills, problem solving, self-advocacy, self-regulation, and most importantly, the imagination. When needed, students may be supported from our contracted ABA therapist, OT/PT and speech therapist.
A shorter school day (8:30 am-2 pm) and a shorter school week (Monday- Thursday) allows our students time to be kids. We encourage all our students to utilize the hours not in school to pursue interests and hobbies, to play outside and explore nature. At Integrative Learning Academy, we place an importance on exploration, outdoor play, and imagination. There is no rush for our children to grow up too quickly and believe by honoring childhood we are fostering each child's emotional health and development.
Each child is unique and that's why at ILA we strive to meet each student's needs by tailoring their education to best serve them. With the use of social emotional education embedded in our daily culture as well connected discipline we place importance in finding the root cause of behaviors such as unmet sensory needs or lagging skills in executive function. We approach learning through a strength-base approach. It is our priority to tend to the hearts of our young learners, not just their minds.
Both children with diverse learning needs as well as typically developing children flourish when provided the opportunities to learn together. Pull out models of education isolate and can shame young learners with special needs all while not allowing the typical students the opportunity to gain empathy, understanding, and the richness and diversity that neurodiverse learners bring.
With a ratio of 4:1 your child will receive the benefits of small group instruction all day long.
Without the confines of district mandated curriculum our educators are able to tailor fit a curriculum based on individual student need. Additionally, our students are encouraged to explore their interests. Extra curriculars include: coding, stop motion, Spanish, tea time Tuesdays, P.E., and maker space.