Here are some quick facts for those still "thinking" about The Living Water School:
1. We are open from 7 am to 6 pm with no extra charges for before and
after care...it's all included in your tuition. Of course if you arrive
later or leave earlier, your tuition does not decrease.
2. We have
created scholarships so that no child will have to miss out on this
opportunity. These are partial scholarships that can cut tuition down
as low as 50%. One parent is interested in a scholarship for her 3 year
old and realized that the $170 a week that she's been paying was cut
down to almost half after scholarships were applied.
school is a Christian yet non traditional school where students learn
independently with our support and guidance. There are no grades, grade
levels or standardized tests. High school students who want to enter
college can design a path where a transcript can be created, but they
have to choose their classes, etc. Going to college is their
responsibility. We just provide the resources they request so they can
reach that goal. High schoolers can also opt to take classes at a
college or community college for dual enrollment
4. We enroll ages 2
to 18 (the 2 to 4 year olds have a more structured program, but are
still free to play, create and learn in a non traditional way)
5. We place a great deal of emphasis on building community, ours and around the DMV....
6. Bible is not taught as an academic subject but we have devotions
together. We don't force memorizing scripture but we encourage students
to learn scriptures that speak to their hearts. The entire environment
of the school is Christ-centered
7. We offer elective classes that
the students request, such as dance, piano, art (although the art studio
is always open and free for students to use), cosmetology, whatever
they request we help them to learn it and if needed we will help them
raise the money to learn a more expensive course. Students can also opt
to do an apprenticeship in a field that they are interested in learning
8. All academic instruction is done in small groups
and are at the students' request. We offer book clubs, writing clubs
and math clubs. We have found that when the pressure is removed,
students express a desire to learn in all of these areas. All other
learning is done at the students' request and is experiential...through
field trips, independent research and projects that the students create.
We mentor them through that process.
9. The deadline to enroll is July 31.
10. All high school graduates are required to do a thesis before a
diploma is given on any research interest and in their thesis
presentation they must be able to answer the question of why they are
ready to graduate and how they will impact the world positively.(and a
high schooler can decide when they are ready to graduate)