There’s a new, private middle school in Aptos: Pioneer Middle School. The school serves children in grades 6 through 8, and is blazing a new trail in education in the mid-county area. The school seeks to provide a world-class educational experience for kids that focuses on more than just the 3 R’s.
Taking a page from Google’s playbook, students at Pioneer Middle School are allowed to spend one day per week (Fridays) working on a project that is their own passion, and the teachers work to guide the student as they work.
As the school’s web site says:
Pioneer Middle School provides young people with a challenging, creative, and caring academic environment that values social, emotional, intellectual, physical and artistic exploration.
Moreover, the school is designed to provide:
- A balanced approach to education
- Thoughtfully designed homework
- Daily Fitness and Well Being class
- Low student-to-teacher ratio
- Children prepared for now!
The school is holding an open house on Saturday, March 19 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM, and they are actively enrolling students at this time.
The school a 501(c)3 non-profit and is presently it’s start-up phase. It is located on the grounds of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship church, at 6401 Freedom Blvd in Aptos. Interested parents are encouraged to contact the school and inquire about financial aid if need be.