How Does a Cooperative School Work?

A parent cooperative school is a school where parents can share in their children’s first school experience! Children are most successful in school when their parents are involved in their education, and parents are most comfortable leaving their children in the hands of a community they know and trust.

How Does it Work? Each school is a little different, but generally,

  • Children attend school several mornings or several afternoons each week.

  • Classes are taught and led by fully-accredited, passionate, experienced teachers.

  • Parents act as assistant teachers once each week in their children’s classes.

  • Parents make up the school’s Board and proudly perform other jobs to run their school.

  • Parents attend meetings to hear speakers and learn more about parenting, kids, and development.

Children benefit from...

  • The chance to learn and grow through developmentally appropriate, hands on experience.

  • The individual attention and nurturing our high ratio of adults to children allows for.

  • The learning that only constructive, fun-filled play in a well-planned environment brings.

  • The chance to make new friends and learn social, cognitive, and problem-solving skills.

Parents benefit from...

  • Knowing what their kids do at school.

  • Learning from each other and from our teachers about children and parenting.

  • The chance to “step out of time” each week and experience life through their children’s eyes.

Families benefit from...

  • The increased confidence parents gain from the co-op experience.

  • An “extended family” of like minded parents from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

  • The lower tuition we can offer because we all pitch in to run our school.