What if school introduced you to exciting new possibilities and you got to choose what to learn?
What if school was a place where you could be yourself?
What if school was joyful? What if school was kind?
Leading the way with progressive, peace curriculum designed to promote equitable societies since 1999.
How are we different? We treat students as individuals with a creative and flexible approach that acknowledges their interests, needs, and learning styles. We work to adapt our peace curriculum to our students, rather than forcing students to adapt to the curriculum. We empower our students to pursue their future goals in a way that enables them to prepare for college while building on their strengths and talents and staying true to who they are. We work to nurture and protect the passion and enthusiasm for creating a better world inherent in so many young people. We seek to help our students lead authentic and meaningful lives, and strive to have them leave school feeling confident in their abilities to make an impact on the world around them.
Our Mission, Vision, and Values
Our Proven Track Record
Western Association of Schools & Colleges, Accreditation Visit Report, 2017
How our program works
Global Village will be the official “school of record,” maintaining student files, providing written evaluations, issuing official transcripts, and providing diplomas upon graduation. We will provide curriculum (regular or customized) and individualized teacher support. Families can also choose to purchase curriculum only, or to work with Global Village teachers on selected courses. Other families may wish to have us develop a customized curriculum for them, and then work with it on their own. Families can also use our learning styles profile, whether or not they wish to enroll.
Global Village families choose between structured text and online curriculum; fully customized curriculum based on their individual interests, needs, and learning styles; or – for those who are already experienced homeschoolers – using their own curriculum. We offer a wide variety of classes, including sustainability curriculum. Core subjects such as English, history, math, and science often contain peace, diversity, and environmental themes. We also offer specialized courses such as The Buddhist Path to Peace, Planetary Stewardship, Reflections on Peacemaking, Peace & Diversity Studies Seminar, Global Spirituality and Activism, and a variety of other classes that address current issues in the world and provide students with role models and examples of peaceful, sustainable social change. GVS teachers assist each student individually and provide feedback, support, and documentation.
Students can earn elective credit for many different kinds of life experiences, such as travel, participating in cultural events, performing in community theater productions, pursuing a career in athletics or the film industry, or starting their own business. Global Village youth engage in a wide range of activities for credit, including: studying science at local national parks and wilderness areas, volunteering at botanical gardens, investigating organic farming or learning about herbal medicine.
Come Alive with Global Village School!
"Thank goodness I've found you. I love the concept of your school! Every city should have a school with a concept like yours where peace education is not just an odd word and where mother earth is honored and respected. But since most cities do not have schools with your concept, it is good that you offer homeschool curriculum and support." A prospective HS parent
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because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Learn more about Global Village School's accredited distance learning program
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Celebrating Diversity: We believe that every student has the right to receive an education in a safe, supportive environment. We welcome people regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, age, sex, gender, or disability. We celebrate the richness and diversity of our world and invite you to do the same.
Fully Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Global Village School is a Non-Profit Organization