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Nurturing The
Mind, Body, and Spirit

Holistic Life Schools integrate mind/body practices to develop mindfulness, resilience and a passion for learning for peacemakers ages 3 to 12.


OUR PHILOSOPHY




A Holistic Approach to Learning


OUR PHILOSOPHY


Teaching Our Peacemakers!


The future of our planet begins with our peacemakers. We will teach them that being at peace with themselves will allow them to be at peace with their community and their environment.



Mind

Mindfulness of the Mind

Mindfulness of the mind is taught through reflective thinking of problem-solving, critical thinking & experimental learning/exploration.



Body

Mindfulness of the Body

Mindfulness of the body is taught through movement mediation, mindful eating & connecting with nature through the outside classroom.




Spirit

Mindfulness of Emotions

Mindfulness of the spirit and emotions is taught through meditation, reflection and guided imagery.



Teaching Mind, Body, Spirit Practices

EVERY DAY and EVERY WAY

Our peacemakers’ schedule is broken into learning blocks. Each block integrates mind/body practices.



Literacy Block


Peacemakers (students) will engage in mindful movement, visual arts, poems, songs, chants, rhymes & stories to understand literacy which includes coding, reading & writing.




Science Block


Peacemakers (students) will engage in problem-solving, critical thinking & experimental learning/exploration in our outdoor classroom through STEAM & Inquiry-Based Learning.




Math Block


Peacemakers (students) will engage in mindful movement, visual arts, poems, songs, chants, rhymes & stories to understand math which includes numbers, patterns, measurement, data, space and geometry.




Nutrition Block


Peacemakers (students) will engage in mindful eating and nutrition education to understand how eating a whole foods-based diet and overall healthy eating habits can have a major impact on physical and psychological health.



Our Classroom Extends Beyond Our Walls

Our Peacemakers Learn “Outside“ while inside the

“OUTDOOR CLASSROOM“

Taking Advantage of the “Great Outdoors“!

Where Learning Happens “Outside“

MORE WAYS TO LEARN OUTSIDE


Develop senses in the

SENSORY GARDEN


A Sensational Sensory Experience


SENSORY GARDEN

TOUCH

Plants with “Textural Appeal“

HEAR

Plants with “Soothing Sounds“

SIGHT

Plants with “Visual Appeal“

TASTE

Plants that are “Edible“

SMELL

Plants with “Smelling Sensation“

Holistic Life Schools cultivate peacemakers beyond school hours and beyond preschool students. School-aged students aged between 3 and 12 can learn mind/body practices, as well.

Life After School

Afterschool Activity Block

Students (Peacemakers) have the opportunity to engage in an additional hour of unstructured play, additional time to practice mindful eating with healthy snacks and afternoon activities that are supported by Holistic Life Schools’ curriculum. Those activities include mindful movement, light gardening, dance, art, public library time and music.


DANCE

“Dance is the language of the soul.“

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Martha Graham

ART

“Earth without art is just Eh.“

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-Demitri Martin

LIBRARY TIME

“Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting“
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Edmund Burke

MUSIC

“Music is life that is why our hearts have beats.“

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-Cecily Morgan

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

Being in “The Moment“, Making Our Moments Memorable!


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Holistic Life Schools – S. Plaza Trail


3620 S. Plaza Tr. Virginia Beach, VA 23452

+1 757-219-2722

info@holschools.com