Imagine A School….
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The Liberty School is that school. We are a mission-driven, private school with approximately 20 students in grades 1-8. Our program is designed for dyslexic, twice exceptional and gifted children who flourish in a child-centered, inquiry-based curricular program.
At the Liberty School, student-centered means many lessons are designed to encourage personal growth and achievement. The learning process at the Liberty School involves much individual and small group problem-solving, discovery, and exploration. Classrooms have many “hands on” materials, instructional spaces tend to get a little messy at times, and rooms often have a low “hum” generated from inquisitive students at work!
The curriculum emphasizes reading, literature, writing, math, and science, and students’ experiences are rounded out with physical education, and the arts. Class sizes are small, individual attention is ample, and students feel safe in taking academic and intellectual risks and accepting challenges. Creativity is welcomed and encouraged. Such an atmosphere generates fresh thinking from the students and creative problem-solving. When students exchange their ideas with so many others with similar interests, energy, and perspectives, the learning environment is even more dynamic.
The Liberty School is all about the students and learning. It is purposeful, genuine, stimulating, challenging, and developmentally age-appropriate. Our teachers are gifted, have a love of learning, and create exceptional learning opportunities for the students.
I invite you to tour the Liberty School and observe, feel, and experience the passion for teaching and learning that permeates our school. -Joyce Bilgrave, School Founder, Board Member
I was fortunate enough to join the Liberty School Community in May, 2010 and I am proud to be part of this great school. Our Orton-Gillingham program is solid, our teachers and tutors are dedicated and innovative, and our dyslexic, gifted and twice exceptional students inspire us daily! We live our mission with passion, celebrate our successes with joy, and help create confident and successful scholars, artists and Durango’s future leaders!
Liberty School strives to be a vital community within the Four Corners region. Our middle school community service club supports both Adaptive Sports and a school in Darfur through a Snowdown kid-friendly fundraiser. Our parents are in the school regularly as fluency reading partners, planning and fund-raising volunteers, and members of their child’s “team” of educators. -Bill O’Flanagan, Head of School, Ph. D.