At KapKa, we believe that . . .

  • Children are inherently kind, caring, and curious and have vast potential to contribute uniquely and positively to the world.
  • Academic, social-emotional, and physical learning are all essential components of a child's education.
  • The learning process—asking questions, testing ideas and making discoveries—is at least as important as the answers we arrive at and the products we create.
  • Experiential and integrated learning allows children to gain meaningful understandings, access useful knowledge, make informed choices, and become flexible problem-solvers.
  • Emergent curriculum, which incorporates student voice and choice, allows children to be fully engaged and invested in their learning.
  • A safe, supportive school environment fosters confidence and independence in children by empowering them to take risks and responsibility.
  • Growth in all areas of development (intellectual, social-emotional and physical) requires honest and supportive feedback and regular, meaningful reflection.

  • A reciprocal (respectful and sustainable) relationship with the natural world and the human community in which we live is the ultimate goal of education.

  • Active participation by parents, both in and out of the classroom, is integral to creating and sustaining a dynamic, nurturing and connected learning community.