Mixed-Age Kindergarten (ages 3-6)

Mixed-Age Kindergarten (ages 3-6) The Kindergarten class spend their days building, pretending, playing, climbing, drawing, painting, singing and laughing in our Waldorf-Inspired classroom.  Elements like aromatheraphy (essential oils), a heated floor, natural wood, fibers, plants, and classroom animals provide a calm, nurturing, and consciously designed environment for our students.   Pre-reading and pre-math skills are taught through stories, songs, fingerplay, and […]

ORS Crew (ages 7-14)

One Room School Crew (ages 7-14)   Our one room school students are found working on their individualized math and reading lessons, taking notes during a Main Lesson (and making their own textbooks), or following their own passion for knowledge during Passion Project time.  They spend at least two hours every day outside, engaged in outdoor learning and play.  At […]

Independent Studies (ages 14-18)

Independent Studies (ages 14-18)   Our independent study program is set to start next year (2021-2022).  We know how important it is to balance individuality and community for our oldest students.  We anticipate hiring several more part time educator/guides to serve as subject matter experts for students who wish to pursue specific areas of study.    Our independent studies students […]

A Short History of AWS (2017-present)

About Us

About AWS Homeschool Collaborative   Awakening Spirit Homeschool Collaborative meets on 15 acres in a single-family home outside of Stillwater, MN.  This is a meeting of like-minded families who collaborate and leverage our resources in a-family home setting.  AWS currently operates as a membership-based educational service.  Membership fees go directly to help support the program-  field trips, food, curriculum, materials […]