ALC Mosaic is a K-12 independent school for self-directed learners and a half-day pre-K for ages 2-4. We are an Agile Learning Community that activates explosive learning by harnessing powerful tools for self-organization and intentional culture creation, allowing our students to deeply engage with the world through their passions and strengths. Our learning environment embraces choice & freedom along with collaboration between students, facilitators, and the local community. The structure of the school allows for students, facilitators, and parents to have a voice and take an active role in building the community they want.

Want to cut to the chase?

Read our FAQ page to better understand the distinctions that define ALC Mosaic.

We regularly host Parent Interest Nights where you can meet our facilitators to learn more about us.

Interested in enrollment?

Join us for a Parent Interest Night!

December, 6th at 7pm

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The Agile Roots

The soil we grow from is trustin students, in each other, in you. The four assumptions that ground us are as follows:

1.  Learning: Learning is natural. It’s happening all the time.

2. Self-Direction: People learn best when they make their own decisions. Children are people.

3. Experience: People learn more from their culture and environment than from the material they are taught. The medium is the message.

4.Success: Personal development is catalyzed by cycles of intention, creation, reflection, and sharing.

The Agile Cycle of Learning

Intention

What do you want to accomplish today?

In an Agile Learning Community, we discern and articulate what we want to do, individually and as a group.

Creation

What are you going to do about it?

Agile Learners spend their days exploring and inventing – once we know what we want, we create it.

Reflection

What did you learn from your choices?

Looking back, we develop awareness of what worked and what didn’t, so we can move forward more powerfully.

Sharing

How can you share it with the world?

We document our work to record, exhibit, and share our experience with others.

 

We prepare young people for the world they are growing up into by empowering them to actively create it.

 

We use leading edge tools and culture creation practices to provide students with the maximal support with minimal interference.

 

We are active collaborators in the ALC Network. We aren’t in this game alone! Check out the growing network of ALCs.

 

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Update 7/24/2017:

We are almost done. Help us finish!

A year ago we got a call from our real estate agent. She was excited to let us know that the property we had our hopes set on (and thought we lost) was available again! We were ecstatic.

We reached out to you all and the response was overwhelming. Since our initial gift, we raised nearly $75,000, went under contract, and closed on the property in December 2016.

Since January, the property has been undergoing renovations for the Change-Of-Use process to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy for Educational use. Our community has stepped up in a huge way to turn a wild, ivy-covered property into a beautiful play yard for our students. Simultaneously, our contractor has been moving a lot of complex pieces forward and we are nearly the end of the process. We are working hard and we are deeply grateful for all the support that has made this possible!

We are setting a new fundraising goal of $70,000 by January 1st, 2018 to help us secure our Certificate of Occupancy and support the growth of our community!

Photos and logos by Eric Friedensohn. Additional photos by Twah Dougherty.

ALC Mosaic, INC. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin, sex, or disability, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.