Find out about our CAPITAL GIVING CAMPAIGN
~Empowering children to make a positive difference in the world through Knowledge, Strength and Compassion~
Our Annual Giving campaign ended on January 1st, 2023 but you can still make a gift to Tara Redwood School by clicking HERE . Tara Redwood has kept its doors open since 1989 because of generous benefactors and thanks to the tremendous support from our community of family, friends and alumni. Our non profit school is unique to offers our own piloted CCC programs, Montessori inspired curriculum and hands on environmental studies. We are one of the very first educational institutions in California to have implemented mindfulness as an important addition to regular scholastic routines 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.
Building From The Foundation Up! Learn more here.
We are raising any amount but the goal is $350,000.
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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.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE EARTH STEWARDS CLASS!!
Tara Redwood School's Earth Stewards class is a one of a kind and uniquely designed to inspire caring for the Earth and its inhabitants. The program taught by Lisa Marie Dreyer has an academic focus supplemented by Montessori methodology, hands-on field studies, field trips, and daily forest immersion. The global curriculum will educate the students in the interconnected nature of the planet and will focus on natural resources, indigenous studies, sustainability, and preservation of animals. Our Compassion in Action projects will supplement global programs that promote preservation and ecological recovery. Lisa has been teaching the Earth Stewards class for the last 10 years and has a Masters in Education, BA in Environmental Science, a California Teaching Credential, and a Montessori Credential. This upcoming school year the class will be composed of second and third graders. The class will move up together in the coming years to 6th grade and continue to explore, learn, and connect to the Earth and each other.
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A Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"We need an education of the heart"
"My wish is that, one day, formal education will pay attention to the education of the heart, teaching love, compassion, justice, forgiveness, mindfulness, tolerance and peace. This education is necessary, from kindergarten to secondary schools and universities. I mean social, emotional and ethical learning. We need a worldwide initiative for educating heart and mind in this modern age." His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 2017
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso is the spiritual leader of Tibet and a Nobel laureate for peace. He wrote this op-ed with Franz Alt, a television journalist and bestselling author. This piece is adapted from their new book, "An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division."
"Mind & Its Potential" Presentation at the annual conference of neuro scientists in Australia
Presentation talk by Tara Redwood School founder, Pam Cayton, at the "Mind & Its Potential" annual conference of neuro scientists held in Sydney, Australia in 2011. Learn more about the foundation of the school's innovative CCC program and the "Seven Steps of Strength, Knowledge & Compassion" here .