A Collaborative Learning School

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Turning Sun School is a progressive school inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and place-based education focusing on our local community and natural world. We build our year around seasonal celebrations and class projects following the project approach.

We are an open and affirming program and welcome all families to Turning Sun. Turning Sun School is a non-religious school that welcomes families from various religious and non-religious traditions alike.

We are a half day school for children ages 6 months-5 years old. Our school day hours are from 9am-Noon. Our snacks are vegetarian, simple and whole. Children over 2 years old have the option to stay for our picnic pals program until 1pm.

  • This week is Winter Week at Turning Sun!  We are celebrating by making sheet forts, eating oatmeal, and wearing our pajamas.  Later this week, we’ll have our Winter Festival and Fire Truck Friday.  At our Clairmont campus, the classes made sheet fort building into a competition of who could build the best fort in the […]

  • Classroom Openings We have spaces in our one year old class and our three and four year old classes that have just opened up at our Clairmont campus!  This is a great opportunity to join our school community mid-year, while giving you a priority space for your child’s enrollment in the Fall! If you’re interested, […]

  • Turning Sun School is looking for dynamic people to join our staff for the 2015-2016 school year.  We have openings for both educators and administration. Turning Sun is a half day school with two campuses in the East Lake and North Druid Hills areas.  We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and place based […]

  • If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.

    — Rachel Carson

  • What we want to do is activate within children the desire and will and great pleasure that comes from being the authors of their own learning.

    — Loris Malaguzzi

  • All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

    — Pablo Picasso