Why Choose Tara Redwood School?

Tara Redwood School offers an education for the heart and mind. Our philosophy is based on ancient wisdom, modern neuroscience and psychology. Tara Redwood School’s program was founded on the belief that all beings have innate goodness and unlimited potential for development.  Our commitment is to provide education for awakening the wish and confidence for each child to make a positive difference in the world.

Enrollment

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WE ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLING FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR!

To Schedule a Campus Visit Please Inquire with  office@tararedwoodschool.org 


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  AGES: 4 to 8 years old    DATES: June 20th –August 12th

OUR SCHOOL MISSION

Tara Redwood School uses a global curriculum with its original framework known as the 7 Steps to Knowledge, Strength and Compassion developed over a period of  30 years.

The school’s program is a blend of Montessori and Creating Compassionate Cultures (CCC) methodologies. We engage children to develop strong academic foundations, rich in the sciences and emotional intelligence. We also value the importance of the performance and creative arts as an integral part of a child’s early development.  The CCC pedagogy provides an education for the heart and mind with unique social emotional components that nurture children’s innate positive qualities while empowering them to make a positive impact on the world through their thoughts and actions.

Tara Redwood School bases its curriculum on the following VALUES:

INSIGHT

●  Develop a deeper understanding of our unlimited potential

●  Develop awareness of the effects of our actions on oneself, others and the environment

●  Understanding our emotions in order to exercise the freedom to make skillful, compassionate and helpful choices.

KIND SPEECH

● Speaking words that are helpful, kind, encouraging and complimentary.

● Refraining from speaking words with ill intent i.e., divisive speech, lying, gossip, harsh speech, name-calling, belittling, and exclusion.

KINDHEARTEDNESS

● Showing respect and compassion for all living beings (creatures great and small).

● Taking responsibility for helping others whenever possible.

● Being mindful to not harm others.

GENEROSITY

● Practicing generosity and sharing with our material belongings, our knowledge, our time and resources.

● Not taking that which has not been offered or does not belong to you.

COURAGE

● Developing the courage and perseverance to practice patience, respect, acceptance and forgiveness of differences.

● Not responding with anger, jealousy, pride or resentment.

Our educators strive to offer a stimulating learning experience through daily outdoor immersion in our Redwood Forest Campus. 

 

ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN 

Tara Redwood School has kept its doors open since 1989 with the support of generous benefactors like yourself. Thanks to the tremendous support from our community of family, friends and alumni our little non profit school can offer our amazing Montessori inspired curriculum and unique CCC programs to many children throughout the years. We offer heartfelt THANKS to all of you for partnering with us to make this world a better place by supporting our mission to ~empower children to make a positive difference in the world through Knowledge, Strength and Compassion~

Building From The Foundation Up! Campaign 2021–2022. Learn more here.

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We are raising any amount but the goal is $350,000.

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OUR CAMPUS

Nestled in 108 acres of sunny, serene redwood forest adjacent to Nisene Marks State Park, Tara Redwood School is a forest school that provides an unparalleled learning environment of peace and beauty. We offer a toddler program (24 mo. & up), preschool, and kindergarten 6th grade. Recently we have created more classroom space for our wait listed families at our new Preschool Campus in the Soquel Village located at the historic Soquel Congregational Church. Note that this is just a temporary location until county licensing for campus development is completed.  All grades receive daily immersion  to the redwood forest  campus comprised of hiking, creek play and organic gardening.

YOUNG CHILDREN Ages 2 - 3

Part time/Full Time

8:30–2:30pm – 8:30–5:00pm

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PRESCHOOL Ages 3 - 5

Part time/Full Time

8:45am–2:45pm – 8:45am–5:00pm

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ELEMENTARY TK - 6th Grade

    Tk-K grades  |   1st.-6th grades

9:00am–3:00pm  | 8:30am–2:45pm

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Upcoming Events

  1. Have a wonderful summer!

    June 10 @ 8:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm

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Alumni Testimonials

 

"Some of my earliest and most cherished memories come from my years spent at Tara Redwood. The foundation that I received there was unlike any that I could possibly imagine. At Tara, I was able to flourish, and enhance my capacity and interest for knowledge,spiritual and mental well-being, and ambition. From the environment, to the teachers, to my fellow students I was able to find a home at Tara Redwood a place to grow and learn about life. Most importantly, Tara Redwood has taught me about compassion a characteristic that has been so important to me, and helped me with human connections throughout my life. "

Alex Ivany

Documentary Film Editor for 13th & Skin in the Game.

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