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History & Future

History & Future

Voyagers’ Community School was opened in 2004, initially as a homeschool resource center. The following year, the school offered both full-time and part-time enrollment. From September of 2006 to June of 2015 we established the connection between curriculum and nature and grew, creating Grades 5 through 6, then our Outdoor School for Grades 6-8, followed by high school. In the Fall of 2015, in the historic Fred Steelman Elementary School. we established our Infant, Toddler, and Preschool programs and students enjoyed the many acres of paths and woodlands in the Bliss Price Arboretum.


Located on the Brookdale Community College main campus, we continue to be inspired by John Dewey, Maria Montessori, the leaders of Reggio Emilia Schools, and others. We provide a progressive, constructivist teaching and learning environment where children are seen as powerful, resourceful, and competent. The child is understood to be essential and fully recognized today rather than some time in the future.

We provide a desirable student/teacher ratio in all classes and cutting edge curricula designed to promote intellectual development through deep exploration in digital technology, artificial intelligence, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Music, Culinary Arts, Literacy, and Humanities.

Voyagers’ Community School curriculum is shaped by pieces and parts of many approaches:

  • Montessori Schools, where, in its true form, education is child-centered and plays is a child’s work
  • Waldorf Schools where a play-based approach exists with predictable structure and routines
  • Reggio Emilia schools where learning is project-based and driven by children’s interests. Many are heard to say that learning is “child-originated and teacher-framed.”
  • Holistic Education where, according to Ron Miller, each person finds their identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to humanitarian values such as compassion and peace.
  • The Socratic Seminar Method which is student-centered and challenges children to develop their critical thinking skills and engage in analytic discussion. Lessons are adapted to fit a changing society.