WHAT WE TEACH

Our curriculum covers what most national standards suggest every student should learn by a certain age (or grade) and SO MUCH more.

Our Curricular Design

How are skills taught developmentally in an interest-based child-centered curriculum?

Reading and Language Arts are part of every experience! Whatever we do, explore, or learn, we keep journals and take notes and make observations and develop questions to investigate. We create sharable pieces of literature from these notes.

Math is everywhere so we look for it! Whenever applicable, we use math as relevant. If something has parts or units involved, or if there’s a profit potential for an idea, we calculate it.

We create things that show what we’ve learned. At SOIL, we offer project-based learning opportunities, meaning you do meaningful work with useful applications in the real world.

  • Every week offers an independent learning unit 
  • Each month is based on a broader learning goal
  • Each semester has a large culminating project and presentation
  • Every day is an amazing day of unique student-centered learning!

SCIENCE AND NATURE

  • Every week we plant new seeds and document their growth until they are transplanted and brought home. 
  • Every month we cover a progression of types of plants. 
  • Every semester we establish local community gardens and harvest the fruits of our labor and share it with the community. 
  • Every day we learn new things about the earth, nature, science, and sustainable ecology. 

BUSINESS AND MATH

  • Every week we create a business plan and use math science and language arts to execute it. 
  • Every month we launch a business fair and share our endeavors with the public. 
  • Every semester we develop our projects into a sustainable family based business. 
  • Every day we learn new things about math, business, language and social studies.

WRITING AND PUBLISHING 

  • Every week we write parts of a book and publish it online. 
  • Every month we compile our content and publish it as an ebook. 
  • Every semester we take our best content and publish it as a real book for bookstores and schools. 
  • Every day we learn new things about writing, research, art, and literature.  

THE ARTS

  • Every week we learn new skills in the culinary arts, martial arts, and the performing and visual arts. 
  • Every month we assemble a fair to showcase our new talents. 
  • Every semester we send students onto advanced programs in these fields. 
  • Every day we learn new things about all the amazing things we can do as individuals and as a community rich in righteous culture.

 

Our Special Interests!

Along with our already talented teachers, we invite guest teachers to bring us hands-on lessons in the following areas:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Woodworking
  • African Dance
  • Indigenous Dance
  • Sewing and Tailoring
  • Cosmetology
  • Barbering
  • Graphic Design
  • Coding/Electronic Arts
  • Culinary Arts
  • Poetry and Songwriting
  • Public Speaking and Debate
  • Music Production
  • Drumming
  • Indigenous Instruments

THE TRADES

Along with our very industrious teachers, we invite guests to teach on following essential trades for our sustainable future. We prepare young leaders with an introduction to all of the following trades and many more! What interests you most?

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Homebuilding
  • Coding/Online Security
  • Robotics/Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • Gardening and Farming
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Beekeeping
  • Botany and Horticulture
  • Arborist and Tree care
  • 3D and Graphic Design
  • Petcare and Training
  • Accounting/Budgeting
  • Cosmetology
  • Car Repair and Maintenance
  • Low Voltage Tech
  • Jewelry Making
  • Carpentry
  • Doula/Midwifery 
  • Naturopathy/Herbalist
  • Videography 
  • Audio Productions
  • Website Design
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Audio Engineering
  • Photography
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Public Relations/ Media
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Bushcraft/Survival Skills

SPORTS AND FITNESS

In addition to our traditional wellness program, we also encourage guests to teach indigenous martial arts and other natural forms of daily fitness. We also want to allow for some of our youth to compete on an Olympic level one day, should they so choose! We are always looking for exciting guest teachers to teach us something unique! Here are some examples of what we plan to learn!

  • Egyptian Yoga
  • Capoeira Angola
  • Brazilian Jiujitsu
  • Tai Chi Quan
  • Kalaripayattu
  • Escrima
  • Boxing/Self-Defense
  • Playground Calisthenics
  • Archery
  • Horseriding
  • Track and Field
  • Olympic Sports
  • Bicycling
  • Skating
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Golf

VALUES AND PRINCIPLES

Care about values and ethics? We sure do! In fact, we work life lessons into every instructional day. Our dynamic teachers ensure that we cover all the following areas of personal development, including, but not limited to, all the following!

  • Self Esteem and Value Building
  • Identity Development
  • Self Awareness and Introspection
  • Cultural Competence
  • Gender Understanding
  • Proper Treatment of Elders 
  • Multi-dimensional Consciousness 
  • Sacred Traditions
  • Indigenous Industries
  • Ancestral Legacies
  • Divine Thinking
  • Righteous Ethics
  • Natural Wellness 
  • Mindful Living
  • Supreme Mathematics
  • Knowledge of Self
  • Real World Science
  • Hands-on Exploratory Learning
  • Modern Business and Finance
  • Indigenous Fitness
  • Poetry and Journalism
  • Art and Creativity
  • Tending to Nature
  • Disaster Survival
  • Growing and Preparing Good Food
  • Home Building
  • Family Values
  • Community Leadership
  • Special Gifts and Abilities
  • Reverence and Integrity
  • Honor and Dignity
  • Freedom Justice and Equality
  • Sovereignty and Sustainability
  • Self Determination
  • Cooperative Economics 
  • Ingenuity and Innovation
  • Dedication and Discipline
  • Ambition and Attitude
  • Love and Justice 
  • Inner Peace and Happiness