Characteristics of the Stehekin School
Children attending a one-room school span a broad range of developmental needs. Education in this unique setting provides a complex challenge.
Students, no matter the length of their enrollment, quickly discover the one-room school provides an intense, interactive experience for students and teacher. The social intimacy developed by children and teacher who get to know one another so well is not commonly experienced in contemporary education settings. The one-room class is defined by distinctive pedagogical and professional characteristics.
Education in Stehekin’s one-room school is an evolving, organic process – day-to-day, semester-to-semester, and year to year. From the recitation of the morning verse opening the school day, to shaking hands with students just before dismissal, each day has its unique tempo, pulse, and rhythm.