Keystone's Adventures in Education

The Top Ten Reasons Our Families Chose Keystone

11/19/2018
The Top Ten Reasons Our Families Chose Keystone
When you send your child to Keystone, you're giving them more than a great education experience. Here are just ten of the reasons that compelled our families to choose Keystone for their family! Read More

How Do You Help Children With Grief?

11/15/2018
How Do You Help Children With Grief?
It's inevitable that children will face loss. Paving safe pathways for children to express full emotions builds strength of character that allows for each characteristic to be authentic and personal, springing from the honesty of the inner child and unaffected by external adult expectations. Read More

The Role of Mistakes in Learning

09/17/2018
The Role of Mistakes in Learning
I thought it would be great to share with you the value of mistakes. Clearly, no one is perfect, and mistakes are an important part of our learning process both as children and adults. It is difficult for me to understand how schools impart to children that mistakes are a bad thing. As children develop and begin to self-actualize, they begin to see mistakes as weaknesses and start to internalize them in so many different ways. Read More

Community Building as an Essential Foundation of Development

09/10/2018
Community Building as an Essential Foundation of Development
Even though every student at Keystone has an individualized learning plan, everything that we do is designed with community building in mind. We care for the animals together, sing together, learn together, eat together, play together, build and tinker together, create art together, garden together, clean and care for the building together, deliberate together, make decisions together, and resolve conflicts together. Read More

"Academic Success" is an Incomplete Picture of Childhood Success

09/03/2018
"Academic Success" is an Incomplete Picture of Childhood Success
We know that academic, social, and emotional growth are so intertwined that it is hard to differentiate where one leaves off and the others begin. Success in all three of these areas is critical for all children; furthermore, self-esteem is directly related to success in each of these areas. Children must have success in all three of these areas in order to be successful in school and life. Read More

Why No Keystone Kid Ever Receives an "F" (or an "A"!)

08/06/2018
Why No Keystone Kid Ever Receives an "F" (or an "A"!)
Keystone's assessment is designed as an authentic and purposeful set of tools to help each student grow to understand themselves as learners and in the process build intrinsic motivation to learn and a healthy sense of self-esteem. Read More

What Does "Whole-Child Learning" Mean?

08/01/2018
What Does "Whole-Child Learning" Mean?
At Keystone's core is the goal to educate the whole child – social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and academic – so that students build a solid sense of self-concept and a sense of how to work within the community both inside and outside the school. Read More

2018-19 Welcome Letter from the Directors

07/30/2018
2018-19 Welcome Letter from the Directors
Greetings from the Directors of Keystone Adventure School and Farm! We founded Keystone based on the need for a paradigm shift away from the educational trends towards standardized learning and teaching to the test. Every day, our children care for our farm animals, problem solve through project, learn though art and play, and expand their critical thinking awareness through process learning. We delight in their genuine kindness, zest for life, grit to challenge themselves, and curiosity! Read More