*As of January 12, 2017, Willow Tree, as part of Pathways Academy Charter School, will be closing for grades K-11. See attached Notification of Closure.
Our Mission and Vision
Our Mission is to educate the child while unfolding their potential as a whole and unique human being. We do this by integrating art, math and science with Waldorf’s philosophies.
Willow Tree is a blended learning independent study program guided by Waldorf methods. Willow Tree is a place where children experience the joy of learning in an environment rich in challenging academic programs and active community involvement. While upholding high standards for personal responsibility, students are encouraged to explore the world around them and to have the courage to take risks. The Willow Tree community nurtures each child’s innate inquisitiveness and ingenuity, while ensuring that their confidence keeps pace with their capabilities.
Our goal is to inspire a passion for learning and create a school that integrates the child’s use of thinking, feeling and willing through a well rounded education.
You may be asking yourself, ‘Why a willow tree?’
The flexibility of the willow’s twigs inspires us to move with life, rather than resist what we are feeling, and can also help you to let go of conditioned responses to life’s experiences and to move towards a greater acceptance of self and others. The willow is one of the few trees that can bend in outrageous poses without snapping.
The message here is to adjust with life rather than fight it.
In all, the willow reminds us to take heed of this lesson: Keep growing and reaching higher no matter where you are planted. The willow has an ability to not only survive, but to thrive in some of the most challenging conditions.
For more information about Willow Tree, our philosophy and vision, to schedule a tour, or anything else, please visit www.willowtreelearning.org
If you are interested in enrollment, please visit www.willowtreelearning.org/enroll