Our learning program combines a traditional Montessori curriculum with an emphasis on mindfulness, social-emotional development, and leadership skills. Our curriculum focuses on the development of a deep understanding of the world and the interrelationships between all living and non-living things.
At Oneness-Family School, the academic program encompasses math, language, science, history, geography, and practical life skills. All of these subjects are taught in an integrated thematic way so that students learn how to make connections between subjects and think holistically.
In the Academy component of our curriculum, students develop skills such as goal setting, cultural awareness, idea synthesis, organization skills, and critical thinking. We challenge students to "think big" and support this by encouraging them to keep a global perspective and an awareness of how every action has an impact. As a result, our students not only gain the skills they need to be successful in the world, but build the self–awareness and sense of purpose necessary to change the world for the better.
Let us give the child a vision of the whole universe... For all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.
Dr. Maria Montessori, To Educate the Human Potential
The Oneness-Family School primary program for students in preschool through kindergarten is grounded in the child-centered, Montessori approach. The multi-sensory learning environments of our classrooms encourage children's discoveries about themselves and their world, building practical skills, joy in creativity, and a strong foundation in math, languages, and science.
The only Montessori middle school in the region, our students thrive in this academically challenging, interdisciplinary program, developing the time-management, work habits, and social skills important in high school and beyond. Students are encouraged to think critically on how they can make a difference on local, national, and global levels.
In our lower and upper elementary programs there is a strong emphasis on cultivating community, finding one’s own voice, and contributing to a peaceful and sustainable world. Individualized learning, allowing students to immerse themselves in their area of interest, facilitates mastery of essential academic skills in language, math, social studies, and science, and world languages.
The Oneness-Family High School cultivates global citizens in a progressive, close-knit learning community. Our accredited Montessori program emphasizes experiential learning, small classes, community-focused internships, and a groundbreaking Leadership program that empowers students to address complex 21st-century problems that require creativity and collaboration.
The Oneness-Family School Wheel
Supporting the foundation of our curriculum are three essential pillars: Academy (understanding the world as an interconnected whole), Self-Discovery (discovering who one is as a person), and Manifestation (sharing one’s gifts with the world). These concepts are laid out in the OFS Curriculum Wheel.
At Oneness-Family School we believe that the approach to the education of a child must not only pay attention to academic skills but must also include the development of emotional awareness and inner strength. This approach centers on what we refer to as the Oneness-Family Wheel™ of education. The Wheel represents the idea that education is not a linear path but an interconnected and individual journey.