Inspiring Lifelong Learners and Leaders Journeys School of Teton Science Schools is a Pre-K through 12th grade independent school. As students progress through Journeys School, we shift from being experiential to preparatory. This purposeful shift allows our students to fall in love with learning, grow as people and leave ready for college and the real world after the rigor and structure of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. At Journeys School, we educate the whole child. We develop studentsâ€™ character and minds in a progressive setting. We connect learning to our communities to provide a more meaningful educational experience. Everything we do is built upon inspiring curiosity, engagement and leadership within your child. When children receive an intentional education that honors their differences as students and people, they become lifelong learners and leaders.
Our Approach Journeys School Educational Approach Inspiring curiosity, engagement and leadership through Inspiring curiosity, engagement and leadership through education. transformative transformative place-based place-based education.
Place-Based Education Place-based education connects learning to communities through these three foundations.
Academic Engagement - Authentic learning
- Collaborative relationships
- Community as classroom
- Learner-centered education
- Growth mindset
- Capstone programs
- Leadership skills
- Multi-age projects
- Interdisciplinary approach
- Extended journeys
- Essential academic skills
- International Baccalaureate programs
- The Three T's Try hard Treat with respect Take responsibility
- Service learning
Academic Engagement We teach essential academic skills in meaningful ways through a learner-centered approach. • Whether it’s a 4th grade student learning how to structure a sentence in a writers’ workshop or a 10th grader calculating instantaneous velocity in an International Baccalaureate math class, Journeys School students are always learning essential academic skills. • At Journeys School, we bring learning to life by providing authentic experiences where students see how learning connects with the real world. • When it comes to education, one size does not fit all, which is why Journeys School takes a learner-centered approach. Our teachers and our Student Growth and Learning team work together to make sure all students are being appropriately challenged and supported. We encourage students to explore their interests and make space for such exploration within our curriculum.
Character Development We create an environment where character counts and where students feel safe to take risks. • The Journeys School community is guided by The Three T’s: Try hard, Treat with respect and Take responsibility. From Pre-K through 12th grade, these principles guide behavioral expectations for Journeys School students, faculty and families. • Beyond academic skills, we also hope to shape the character of all students who walk through the doors of Journeys School. We create opportunities to explore and practice gratitude, conflict resolution, leadership, empathy and personal responsibility. At Journeys School, we equally value students’ personal and academic growth.
Community Connections We connect our classrooms to the community to increase engagement and learning. • Extended journeys are one hallmark of a Journeys School education. Three times each year, students are immersed in communities in the region, country and world. These opportunities allow students to step out of their comfort zones to engage in understanding a place from economic, social and ecological lenses. • In 5th, 8th and 12th grades, students engage in year-long capstone projects that involve extended essays, service learning, research presentations and extended journeys. These years, which involve a great deal of growth and reflection, often become the most significant years in the career of a Journeys School student. • More than 90 percent of Journeys School students participate in club or local school district sports and activities, increasing their connections with the Jackson Hole community.
One hundred percent of Journeys School graduates have been accepted at four-year institutions.
Since 2003, graduates have enrolled at the following colleges and universities. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Auburn University Beloit College Brown University Carleton College Colgate University College of the Atlantic Colorado College Colorado Mesa University Colorado State University Columbia College Chicago Cornell University Dartmouth College Emerson College Evergreen State College Hamilton College Hampshire College Humboldt State University Indiana University Bloomington Ithaca College Lancaster University UK Lawrence University Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Lehigh University
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Lewis and Clark College Macalester College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Middlebury College Montana State University Mount Holyoke College Naropa University New York University Occidental College Pacific Northwest College of Art Pitzer College Pomona College Prescott College Quest University Canada San Francisco Art Institute Santa Barbara City College Santa Clara University Scripps College Skidmore College St. Olaf College Syracuse University Tufts University Universidad de las Americas, Mexico
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University of Cape Town, South Africa University of Chicago University of Denver University of Montana University of Oregon University of Puget Sound University of Redlands University of Southern California University of Utah University of Virginia University of Wyoming Utah State University Vassar College Wake Forest University Wesleyan University Western Washington University Westminster College (UT) Whitman College Willamette University Worcester Polytechnic Institute Yale University
Journeys Schools graduates have gone on to pursue careers in sustainability consulting, writing, classroom and outdoor education, medicine, computer programming and more.
By The Numbers •
Founded in 2001
Average class size is 14 students
1000+ service hours in the community
100 percent of students offered Spanish language instruction
30 community lunches with the entire school each year
36 percent of students receive tuition assistance, 14 percent above the national average for independent schools
65 percent of faculty hold or are currently working toward advanced degrees
29 extended journeys into our communities
Journeys School of Teton Science Schools 700 Coyote Canyon Road Jackson, WY 83001 www.journeysschool.org Teton Science Schools is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization operating year-round in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Teton Valley, Idaho. Teton Science Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed or sexual orientation in any of its policies or programs. 307.733.3729 Printed on 100% recycled content, 50% post-consumer waste, processed chlorine-free paper.
Published on Nov 20, 2017