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, Grades 6-8 in the Outdoor School, and 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 an amazing student/teacher ratio in all classes and cutting edge curricula designed to promote intellectual development through deep exploration in Computer Coding, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Music, Culinary Arts, Literacy, and Humanities. Our students take full advantage of the offerings on a college campus and the beautiful adjacent Thompson Park.
Voyagers’ Community School curriculum is shaped by pieces and parts of many approaches: