The Montessori college-prep curriculum at Oneness-Family High School balances a structured academic schedule with the ability to be flexible, allowing students to explore the topics that spark their interest and imagination. The school takes a holistic approach to education, understanding each student not just academically, but as a "whole person" whose social, emotional, and character development is a necessary part of their life path.
The curriculum moves away from standardization and toward individual learning; away from testing rote memorization and toward utilizing diverse resources available to students both locally and online. Students explore new concepts by developing both individual and collaborative group projects tied to curriculum themes and to their areas of interest. They create, research, collaborate, seek the resources they need, and present to an audience – an invaluable process through which deep learning occurs and new skills emerge.
Through the student-led, experiential learning that is the cornerstone of our curriculum, high school students are encouraged to delve deep into learning areas that excite them, build positive relationships with supportive instructors and mentors, meet and collaborate with like-minded peers, and learn to become the drivers of their own learning process
Students at Oneness-Family High School follow a weekly block schedule and take whatever class is being offered in each department that year at the appropriate level, with freshman and sophomores taking Introductory Level coursework and juniors and seniors taking Advanced Level coursework. Math and World Languages courses are outside of the ABCD year system, as levels are based on each student's individual level of experience.