Global Village School (GVS) is a private school providing a progressive, customizable K-12 homeschooling program. The school offers online and text-based curriculum complete with individualized teacher services. The high school diploma program integrates peace, justice, and diversity studies with the core subjects. GVS is an international school welcoming students from all walks of life around the globe.
A wide variety of families and groups have found an educational match at GVS, including: Buddhists, Unitarian Universalists , families with Indigo children , secular homeschoolers , at-risk youth, disabled children, bright students who are bored by traditional curriculum, professional athletes, actors, and families that have enjoyed Montessori schools, Waldorf schools, or unschooling. Some families purchase our unique, comprehensive curriculum to use on their own while others enroll to take advantage of our excellent teacher services. Global Village School partners with homeschooling groups and people starting schools to provide curriculum, teacher support, consulting, learning styles profiles, and more.
The creative, flexible approach and the emphasis on peace, justice, diversity and sustainability sets us apart from other online schools. GVS recognizes students as individuals with unique needs, interests and learning styles. The school works to adapt the homeschool curriculum to the students rather than expecting them to conform to standardized curriculum. Global Village School prepares students to pursue their goals and dreams in a way that also enables them to pursue a college education. GVS students leave school feeling confident in their abilities to make an impact on the world around them.
The Whole Child, Healthy Planet curriculum guides are the foundation of the new GVS K-8 curriculum program. These K-8 homeschooling curriculum guides are based on the four principles of the Earth Charter:
(1) Respect and Care for the Community of Life
(2) Ecological Integrity
(3) Social and Economic Justice
(4) Democracy, Nonviolence, Peace and Diversity
K-8 curriculum guides cover all of the core academic subjects in a way that engages students through a sense of enchantment, awe, and wonder as well as through incorporation of art, music, nature, imagination, and story.
The options and flexibility of the GVS program allows families to pay only for what they need. Students can begin their studies at any time of the year and adults looking to supplement or expand their education are welcome to take GVS courses too. To learn more please visit our web site at http://www.globalvillageschool.org or call us at 805-646-9792.
Offers Diploma: Yes
Fee Structure: By the course
Price: Varies by grade level and choices
Accepts adult and/or teen students?: Both
Type of program: Combination
Year Founded: 1999
Contact Person: Gretchen Buck
Email: [email protected]
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