As we move to a more traditional indoor classroom setting in the coming school year, our goal is to maintain the connection to outdoor learning which we enjoyed in our first year.
Our new campus affords space for outdoor learning which will be utilized on weather appropriate days.
Additionally, the triangle area provides many magnificent outdoor spaces in which to learn and explore. As we necessarily move back to indoor classroom space, we are committed to taking advantage of the many green spaces around us - Umstead Park, the NC Art Museum, the Greenway - to enhance not only our students' learning, but their experience of education and the world around them.
In our first year, the teachers and families of The Unity School have witnessed the impact of an outdoor learning environment, and the impact has been powerful. This is not a lesson we intend to leave behind.
The Unity School is committed to fostering a sense of community, responsibility, equality, social justice, and global citizenship. These values are an integral part of the Waldorf focused curriculum.
Throughout the year, students will participate in age appropriate community service projects and volunteerism. Projects this year may include a community food drive, public clean-up projects, and other community outreach with an aim toward awareness and integration of socioeconomic, racial, gender, ethnic and generational backgrounds.
By combining classroom learning with an experience of what we can each contribute to our community around us, we aim to cultivate and develop strong-minded, self-confident, creative, and kind human beings.