Welcome to EarthSong Community School

EarthSong Community School was created in 2011 to provide the families of Rockbridge County an alternative in high quality, early childhood education.  Our school houses both a preschool and an elementary program.  Our students are between the ages of 2.5-6 in the preschool and 6 -12 in the elementary program.  Our teachers are trained in the Montessori approach to education and our learning environments are rich with Montessori learning materials.    We strive to help each child grow in body, mind and spirit challenging them to grow intellectually, socially, and personally.  Our classrooms offer each student the opportunity to discover and celebrate their personal strengths, while at the same time recognizing and developing the skills to deal with their personal challenges, all under the loving guidance of our teaching staff.  We focus on helping children recognize and take responsibility for their choices and provide an abundance of opportunities to connect with and embrace the natural world.  We are located in beautiful Lexington, Virginia.  We do our best to take full advantage of the extraordinary learning opportunities the local community offers through its two colleges, rich artist community, abundant forests, parks and rivers, and extensive local history.

 

Mission Statement:

Our mission at EarthSong Community School is twofold.  We strive to nurture the natural sense of curiosity and wonder that children have about themselves and the world around them, and we strive to instill the self confidence that comes from our student’s seeing their own value and capabilities. 

 

Following the Montessori approach to early childhood education, we focus on each child’s growth in body, mind and spirit.  We help them identify and fulfill their own personal needs.  We help them see the value they bring and the effect their choices have on the community around them.  We help them develop the basic skills they will need to grow into independent, empowered, motivated, responsible members of their community.  We help them discover the joy of learning by providing an environment that is safe, stimulating, and supportive.  We follow each child as they discover their strengths and challenges, helping them develop the skills they will need to succeed.  We believe that all creation has value and will help develop the sense of stewardship of ourselves, our peers and our planet that grows from this belief.  

 

EarthSong Community School is a single owner LLC.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, or socio-economic standing.  Our goal is to welcome all families who embrace our approach to early childhood education.  Our curriculum is dedicated to promoting non-violence, respect for self and others, and an awareness of our responsibilities as stewards of the earth.  Policy making, operation and management decisions are made by the owner/operator, with substantial input from parents and staff.