Classes

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Explore your interests with expert facilitators and friends

Our classes at TN allow children who are ready for a focused program to dig deeper in a rich learning environment facilitated by a teacher. These classes are to compliment our Core Program and to introduce more children and youth, ages 7ish to 12ish to our community.  At TN, we realize the shift our young ones experience around the 7-8 age range and these classes are to honor and support that shift with more focused guidance on a particular topic. 

 

Each season TN offers a different selection of classes. We seek topics that will provide an opportunity to deepen the connection with self, community and the earth while positively challenging participants with new skills and tools. Naturally emerging from these topics are literature, science, math, history, and art.

Each class meets once a week between the hours of 10:00 - 2:00. The day begins with two hours of focused activity on the class topic followed by lunch and integrated plearning time with the Core Program. You are welcome to sign up for one or more classes. You may register for classes only or a combination of the Core Program, Classes and extended hours. 

"My daughter loves going to True North each and every day. She goes with a great sense of intent. She is intent to absorb all she can and to create following her imagination."

-- TN Parent

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Stone Soup

an outdoor cooking class for food lovers

With Ashley Parilla

Stone Soup Cooking Class will explore more than just soup. We will cook up creations over the campfire and camp stove every week and send each family home with a delicious something to add to the family dinner.

What is stone soup you ask?
There is a wonderful folk tale about a hungry traveler who finds himself in a town in which everyone has food but no one is willing to share. He pulls out a stone and declares that he shall make soup from a stone. If only there was a little onion... some carrots... some celery.
And with the contributions of the townspeople a wonderful soup is made and enjoyed by all.

Just as in the story, we need your help. There will be no materials fee, but we ask that families bring the ingredients to cook. True North will send out a weekly email with a simple recipe that meets the dietary needs of the group.

Mondays

April 4 - June 13

10:00am - 2:00pm 

Tuition for spring term:

April + May + June

$320-$160/month

 

Location: 

nature location tba

Woodcraft

for people who love to work with their hands

With Tristan Cole-Falek

There is nothing more gratifying than making something functional or decorative out of raw organic materials with your own two hands. When we make something with our own hands, we don’t just make cookie-cutter products, we breathe life into the things we make. We put our own vision, sweat, and heart into the items we craft. On Woodcraft Wednesdays, Tristan will guide participants in working with wood through a variety of explorations and projects. Safety awareness and practices in how to properly use woodcarving tools will be an important part of the learning process. Join us on Wednesdays for the pleasure and fun of woodcraft and making something wonderful with your own hands!

 

Wednesdays
April 6 - June 17
10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuition for spring term:

April + May + June

$320-$160/month

Location:

nature location tba

If you have an idea for a class that you would like True North to offer, let us know. 

We would love to hear your ideas!

Handwork +
Historical Women

a class for makers and shakers 

With Elsa Goldwasser

Through the centuries, art forms such as knitting and crochet have been labeled as ‘women's work’, implying that they are frivolous or “useless”. In this class we will be keeping these beautiful and vital art forms alive as we also strike down the myth that women are side characters in history by discovering the incredible stories of diverse women who shaped the world we know.
We will dive into the basics we need to complete simple, fun knitted and crocheted projects as we read and talk together about women such as Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Frida Khalo and Emily Dickinson to name a few. 
Continuing the work of our ancestors with our own hands and learning about the differences they made in the world, inspires us to weave our own unique and beautiful stories.

Fridays
April 8 - June 17
10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuition for spring term:

April + May + June

$320-$160/month

Location:

outdoor location tba

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