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.

  • At Turning Sun, experts are a key part of our curriculum.  As a part of place-based education, we value community connections- taking the children out into the community and bringing the community into the classroom. We often invite “experts” in to share their knowledge with the children when it fits into their project work.   […]

  • Turning Sun is hosting open houses in March for prospective families!  At our Clairmont campus, we’ll have two, on March 3 and March 17 at 10:00AM.  At East Lake, we’ll be having one on March 17 at 10:00AM.  We’ll share the work that we do and you’ll take a tour of the school.  Please call […]

  • Turning Sun’s Cirque de la Lune Auction was a huge success!  The event was a blast, with music, food, drinks, and live bidding!  We had many families in attendance from both campuses and everyone had a great time and enjoyed being together!  Ms. Ashley was our talented auctioneer for the live portion of the auction.  There were […]

  • 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