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.
Tara Redwood School has a program founded on these basic values:
To develop a deeper understanding of our unlimited potential awareness of the effects of our actions on oneself, others and the environment.
Insight to understand our emotions in order to exercise the freedom to make skillful, compassionate and helpful choices.
2. Authentic 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.
Showing respect and compassion for all living beings (creatures great and small).
Taking responsibility for helping others whenever possible.
Being mindful not to harm others.
Practicing generosity and sharing our material belongings, our knowledge, our time and resources.
Not taking that which has not been offered or does not belong to you.
Practicing patience, respect, acceptance and forgiveness of differences
Not responding with anger, jealousy, pride or resentment
We offer a curriculum with an emphasis on academics and the creative arts.
Our open classroom style allows children to fully explore and pursue their special areas of interest. Tara Redwood School integrates:
- Stimulating mathematics and language curriculum
- Creative arts
- Music program
- Life lab studies with access to our own organic farm and garden
- Weekly excursions to the forest for wilderness studies
- Performing arts
- Social Studies
- Environmental Studies
Nestled in 108 acres of sunny, serene redwood forest adjacent to Nisene Marks State Park, Tara Redwood School provides an unparalleled learning environment of peace and beauty for our preschool. We have a second campus for our elementary grades that is temporarily located in the heart of colorful Soquel Village until the Redwood Campus will host all grades in the coming year.