Big Question #1:
So, What is Evergreen All About?
Evergreen Academy exists to inspire each child and parent who enters our doors to embrace a hero's journey to find a calling that will change the world.
WE BELIEVE THAT: Clear thinking leads to good decisions, Good decisions lead to the right habits, The right habits lead to character, and Character becomes destiny.
We focus on the following 3 major learning objectives in whatever we do:
Learn to Learn
Socratic Discussions and self-paced challenges equip students to be independent, lifelong learners.
Learn to Do
Hands-on Quests for Science, Entrepreneurship and the Arts prepare students for Apprenticenships and real world challenges.
Learn to Be
The Hero's Journey, relational covenants and real-world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.
Through Socratic guiding and experiential learning, each member of our community will:
Our Core Processes
A Hero's Journey
Everybody is born to change the world, however that journey, the Hero's Journey is difficult. We work with heroes to prepare them for the path that lay ahead of them as they find their calling and change the world.
The heroes and parents develop contracts, and once acceptable, everybody signs them. This essentially becomes the constitution that everyone is held to. When a contract is broken, processes are developed to correct the situation.
Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound goals are created by heroes on a daily basis to keep them on their hero’s journey.
At the end of every day, heroes are tasked to maintain the studio. This task transfers ownership of the studio to the heroes, making it feel like it is their community or another home.
The School Universe: Where Evergreen Fits In
There are many different types of schools, each with its own advantages and challenges.
Below is a simplified framework for understanding the broad categories of schools that exist currently. This framework is by no means comprehensive and the options you have available to you may vary depending on your geographical location. Think of this as a starting point as you begin to understand and navigate your educational options.
Enrollment + Tuition Information
Studies show that long summer breaks cause a huge dip in learning retention. We operate on an alternative calendar of 4-6 week sessions or "Quests" with breaks in between sessions and a 7-8 week summer break. Our flexible program allows families to travel together during the year, without sacrificing any learning.
Because of this, we have a “rolling” enrollment process that enables us to consider applications submitted at any time during the year. Once accepted, your learner can start at the beginning of any Session scheduled throughout the year.
Tuition & Founding Heroes Scholarship
Tuition for 2020/2021 is $8350
What fees and deposits to expect:
★ $50 Application Fee
★ Initial deposit of $642 due when child’s audition is accepted to secure the child’s spot at Evergreen. *Note: Deposit is applied toward the full tuition cost and is non-refundable
★ Deposit + $642 per month over 12 months, beginning July 15, 2019.
★ A 3% Annual Prepay discount is available
★ Inquire for additional scholarship, financial aid and sibling discount opportunities.