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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 term TN offers a range 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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Rites Of Wonder

A program for planty people

With Lindsay Kolasa

Plants are awaiting your arrival. To see them as more than merely green things, we have to slow down... look... sniff... taste our way through the garden of life. The earliest cultures all had strong, sustained, and reciprocal relationships with plants. Medicine, cordage,
dyes, textiles, baskets, and more were created with what grew around them.


In this program, learning and understanding plants is not just about botany and is also about relationship, wonder, and curiosity. It's through these lenses that we will dive into what the plants wish to offer us and what they need back. We will spend time exploring Santa Barbara's wild lands, creating with flora, and exploring our senses with the local wild plants. It is through this exploration that participants will gain an 'eye' for plants, along with a sense of confidence in identifying plants. Some projects will be...making an herbal salve, harvesting & drying plant material for tea, plant dyeing fabric, learning basic cordage, plant pressing, and paper making with local fibers.


September 1 - December 15

10:00am - 2:00pm 

Tuition for 4-month session:

$1280-$640 sliding scale



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Brazilian Drumming

 embody self-confidence through

rhythm and movement

With Mariano Silva

TN is excited to partner with the Brazilian Cultural Arts Center of Santa Barbara to bring you this inspiring Brazilian drumming and movement arts class with Master Mariano Silva.


Master Silva was born in the birthplace of Afro-Brazilian cultural arts, Salvador, Bahia and brings over two decades of experience into his work as a teacher, performer, artistic director, and community leader. He designs, teaches and directs programs in Capoeira, dance, and music for students of all ages and skill levels. His teaching style helps youth build self-confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. 

In this program, participants will practice drumming and movement skills that will culminate in a performance at the end of the term. Each class will include 2 hours of music and movement followed by a walk to a nearby park where the TN learners will enjoy lunch and another enriching hour of plearning together until pick-up time.

September 3 - December 17
10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuition for 4-month session:
$1280 - $640 sliding scale


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More fun and exciting classes coming soon in winter and spring terms! Stay tuned!