Everyone, including the students constantly look for ways to improve in any way. We don’t change unless we can insure a strong improvement simply because we don’t want to change all of the time. We balance stability with innovation in our systems. We created StarShine School in a Box as a recipe for others to “Get out of the box” by doing simple things and learning significant things toward future goals and life-long learning. We have policy and direction for the smallest of issues,while helping students and teachers to be all they can be as great inspirations. We believe in lighting fires inside of teachers and students, not condemning mistakes. We believe mistakes are how one learns and we give the time needed for any student to master anything.
StarShine is one of the most inspirational places I have ever been a part of. I learn something new every day, usually from one of the kids.
StarShine began as a laboratory experiment in 2002, within a real school, to develop the very best idea of educaon forall children, regardless of any other factors, focusing on individual potenal and responsibility for self and others.
StarShine Academy is a system of K-12 charter and private schools recognized as transformational innovators in education: Super Schools. You can’t measure Super Schools with today’s measurements of a few test scores because they require the outstanding growth of a whole human being. StarShine Academy believes every child is born for responsibility and abundance, once they learn how to attain it and sustain it. At StarShine they build more than great students of the 21st Century, they build great humans wanting to spend their lives learning, changing, challenging, improving and helping others. StarShine is dedicated to preparing each child for success. They do so by combining outstanding learning, compassion, understanding how the brain learns, and the ability to recognize that each child has specialized needs determined by their current knowledge and skills, their learning style and their goals. At StarShine, self-empowerment, an appreciation for finer things, along with self-discipline are deemed essential to success. The StarShine 15 Guiding Principles are woven throughout all practices. StarShine’s curriculum combines the very best in learning discoveries, and Systems Thinking, particularly in developing StarShine’s Spiral Curriculum, interwoven in Montessori practices for body, mind, spirit, health, wealth and happiness. In recognition of their efforts StarShine is nationally and internationally accredited by AdvancED, and honored by the United Nations and the Vatican as Schools for Peace.