About

Dragonfly  School is built around a science and nature-based curriculum, with a focus on community, creativity and ecology. We provide a hands-on, inclusive learning environment for children aged 18 months through kindergarten.

Our 1.5 acre campus is located on the Santa Fe River within a mile of the plaza and the railyard, including vegetable and flower gardens, an outdoor stage and large outdoor play and work areas, as well as adobe buildings with natural light.

We emphasize:

We believe that our collective future depends upon our integration of  community, creativity, and ecology.

Using the best educational strategies, including but not limited to Montessori materials and techniques, constructivist centers, hands-on science, Everyday Math, “Growing Readers, ” Handwriting Without Tears, and Compassionate Communication, we will assist children in building a strong conceptual scaffold to hold and enlarge their understanding of the world.

We understand that our ability to learn and grow is rooted in our personal health, and we utilize a variety of body awareness methods (yoga, educational kinesiology, music and dance) to ground children in their bodies. We value non-competitive and competitive games as ways to increase our understanding of others and to work with others as members of a team.