“Children are our legacy.”
STANDARDS BASED PROGRAMS
Our programs utilize our entire property including its wetlands, streams, meadows, forests, pond and vernal pool. They are designed to provide experiential, inquiry-based learning opportunities while supporting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Vermont’s Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities (VFSLO).The standards that are linked to each program are available at www.hildene/schools/programs.html. Through history and natural science themes, students explore big ideas, i.e., understandings that endure long after the details are forgotten, cultivate observation and inquiry skills, and engage in constructing evidence-based explanations.