Welcome from the Admissions Director
Dear Prospective Family,
Thank you for your interest in the innovative and challenging education that Journeys School offers. Founded in 2001, Journeys School is a Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade independent school in Jackson Hole, Wyoming engaging college-bound students with a curriculum that cultivates lifelong learning. Journeys School is program of the larger umbrella non-profit organization, Teton Science Schools (founded in 1967), which has a mission of connecting people, nature and place through education, science and stewardship. Your initial request for information is the beginning of an exploration into what is possible in schools designed to prepare students well for both college and beyond.
Journeys School students learn, think, and act using the four pillars of Academic Excellence, Extraordinary Relationships, Place-Based Education and Global Citizenship. The curriculum focuses on critical knowledge and core competencies. The critical knowledge areas include the traditional disciplines of mathematics, science, history, English, Spanish, fine arts and physical education. The core competencies teach students the skills of leadership, communication, collaboration, creativity, community awareness, compassion, analysis and organization. Through multi-age activities such as service learning, community leadership and advisory, an intentional use of relationships to enhance learning is constructed. Our small community ensures that each student is respected and honored. Students accept academic challenges and ask hard questions in a balanced, open-minded and reflective manner.
As part of the admissions process I encourage you to spend time at the school, talk to parents and students who are enrolled and ask questions of faculty. See for yourself if students are engaged, friendly and thoughtful. Imagine how the skills and content they are learning will set them up for success in the 21st century. Given my daily excursions to the classrooms, I am confident that you will find that Journeys School is the right place for your child to not only thrive in the modern world, but also to make the world a better place.
I look forward to meeting you.
Tammie Van Holland
Director of Admissions