Philosophy

Flexibility, self-confidence, and a continued desire for learning are the primary goals of The Open School program. Students are offered choices, but must take responsibility for their own decisions. Teachers function to guide the students’ activities through individualized learning that meets each child’s needs. Activities are geared to interest and excite the child and to involve him or her in the learning process.

The Open School is committed to remaining open to new ideas from students, parents, and teachers. Parents are encouraged to participate in the school’s program whenever, and in whatever manner, possible. Though The Open School methods may differ from those of other schools, the core curriculum is similar. We ensure that we incorporate the common core of skills and the common core of knowledge taught in the public schools and in accordance with the Wyoming Early Learning Foundations and the Wyoming Department of Education requirements.