21st century learning

SPARK: The goal of the SPARK studio (ages 3-5 / Pre-Elementary) is emotional literacy with a focus on social and emotional growth and wellness which lays the foundation for self-directed learning development. Open-ended and collaborative building projects, along with imaginative play and lots of time outside create an environment where mind, body, spirit and are cultivated and challenged. This studio’s guides create a warm and nurturing environment that support our young heroes play based learning journey.

  • We use play and exploration as the primary guides in learning about our self, our environment, and each other.
  • Exposure to different materials and activities gives each child an opportunity to understand concepts on reading, writing and math.
  • Mentors play an important role in this plane of development, they learn from each other and practice concepts while teaching others.


A Delight-Directed Learning environment, guided by the following principles:

  • Mixed age groups which not only offer a wide range of activities to spark children’s interest but also enable children to learn from others and learn by helping others.
  • Freedom for children to work at their own pace, without interruption, choosing from a range of activities that are developmentally challenging and appropriate.
  • Exploration is encouraged so that children find things out for themselves, make mistakes and correct them independently.
  • Respect for each child as an individual personality with unique talents.
  • Respect for others, the community and the environment.