For Giving Tuesday, I am trying to raise money for the Willowwind Foundation. This is a non-profit group set up to support the sustainability of Willowwind School by providing needed funding to help provide a tiered tuition system for families based on financial need, a school play, new classroom supplies, and also long-range goals for the school to add new programs for the students. My daughter, Emma, attended this school from grades Pre-K through grade 6 and she would not be the person she is today without the personalized attention of the teachers and staff at Willowwind.
Imagine a classroom where children are engaged in animated discussions, where multi-age groups work together to create a science project, where partners interview each other for a writing assignment, where learning takes place outside of the building as well as inside. All of this and more happen at Willowwind School both in our Montessori-style preschool as well as in our Kindergarten through sixth grade classrooms.
Willowwind School, an Iowa City-based non profit, uses small class sizes to tailor instruction for students. Differentiated instruction provides support for each student's individual needs. Rigorous academic offerings include Singapore math, hands-on science, and Spanish. Art and music are part of a strong arts tradition at our school. Willowwind's interdisciplinary approach enables students to learn at a conceptual level. Experienced teachers engage students in meaningful instruction interacting with curriculum that is both relevant and challenging.At Willowwind School, learning is accomplished through membership in a community. Classes are multi-age and students and teachers work together to form cross-grade partnerships in a caring, purposeful community of learners.