Our teachers and our Student Growth and Learning team work together to ensure all students are being appropriately challenged and supported. Our curriculum makes space for students to explore their own interests.
Learning at Journeys School often combines many disciplines to provide authentic experiences. Projects might combine math, art and science so students are able to connect learning to the real world.
International Baccalaureate Program
International Baccalaureate (IB) is a globally recognized organization that develops the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. At its core, IB strives to create a better world through education, which is what makes it such a strong match for Journeys School.
At Journeys School, we offer the Diploma Program (DP) in grades 11-12. The Diploma Program aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge—students who flourish intellectually, emotionally and ethically. This rigorous program requires self-motivation and the desire to succeed.
Journeys are a fundamental part of our educational philosophy. Each student will go on journeys into the local, regional and global community each year. For Pre-K students, this might look like visiting R Park on the Snake River twice a month. For older students, journeys might take them to Washington, D.C. or even Costa Rica. These opportunities allow students to step out of their comfort zones to engage in understanding a place from economic, social and ecological lenses.
In 5th, 8th and 12th grades, students engage in year-long capstone projects that involve extended essays, service learning, research presentations and extended journeys. These years involve a great deal of growth and reflection and often become the most significant years in the career of a Journeys School student.
A focus of a Journeys School education is the development of social and emotional skills and dispositions. Through social thinking class in the elementary school, and our character and leadership curriculum in the upper school, students learn various skills and strategies that help them better engage in healthy ways with themselves, others and their communities.
The Three Ts
Our community is guided by the Three T’s—Try hard, Treat with respect and Take Responsibility. For Pre-K through 12th grade students, these principles guide behavioral expectations for Journeys School students, faculty and families.