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Big Sur Park School was created through a collaborative, community-driven effort to support the families and children of Big Sur. The organization is developing a new nature-based early childhood program that draws from the cultural legacy of Gazebo School Park at Esalen and incorporates current innovations in education.
With support from community volunteers, Esalen Institute, and generous donors, Big Sur Park School continues to move closer towards this vision as a registered 501(c)3 organization. The program launched this summer with a nature-based pilot program, hosted by Esalen Institute and the Big Creek Reserve. In response to the success of the program and abundant community enthusiasm, Big Sur Park School will expand its offerings with a Fall session at Esalen Institute. Big Sur Park School's ultimate goal is to open a permanent location that will serve the Big Sur community for generations to come. Through intentional action, Big Sur Park School builds a bridge between past, present, and future.
Big Sur Park School offers an integrative educational alternative to the local community. Exploration, inquiry and a strong connection with the natural world are key components of the program. Confidence, resilience, and social-emotional awareness are cultivated through a child-centered, learning approach and emergent curriculum.
We welcome you to join us in developing and nurturing the vision of Big Sur Park School. Much like our children, the seeds we have planted need support to thrive and bloom. Your involvement and contributions help establish a nourishing foundation for the growth of this initiative. Together, let’s create an opportunity for children to fully experience the magic of childhood. All donations are tax-deductible.
Please visit us at www.bigsurparkschool.org to learn more about our organization and ways you and your children can participate.