Inspired Learning, Unrivaled Programs and Facilities
Heathwood Hall knows young children learn best through experimentation and participation in their environment.
Years of working with the youngest learners have taught us that when you allow students to interact directly with their environment and teachers serve as facilitators and enhancers of that experience, the students' engagement and confidence in what they learn are astounding. It is the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education, and Heathwood's curriculum is inspired by this model.
Our two-year-old to pre-kindergarten students experience these hands-on, active learning opportunities through our Tinker Lab, Art Studio, Life Science Lab, library, and outdoor classrooms, and through music, Spanish, and PE classes that are all taught by experts in their fields. And as part of a larger school community with older students, our youngest children gain the benefit of countless other resources right on campus -- from an exceptional dining hall and botanical greenhouse to sophisticated auditoriums and advanced technology resources -- that are not typically available in a preschool environment.
Our Tinker Lab provides hands-on experiences in experimental science, a true STEM environment for young students, and our Art Studio gives them creative space to be inspired through the use of clay, the light table, and other artistic mediums.
When matched with experienced teachers who truly love their students, it creates a safe, nurturing environment that becomes the solid foundation for lifelong learning.