We believe parents are their child’s first teacher, and we elaborate on that connection to nurture the children’s curiosity and self esteem in the classroom. This direct parent involvement helps children develop all aspects of growth; cognitive, social, emotional and physical. With parents and teachers working together in the classroom, our children can discover, explore, create, and learn to make decisions with confidence. We believe in a continuum of growth and provide opportunities for families to foster relationships that will continue to grow as their child moves into each class up through graduation.
We believe children deserve time and space to connect with nature and breathe fresh air. At Benson Hill, our large playground area is intentionally viewed as a natural space that is shaped by the child's imagination. We place a strong emphasis on loose parts which encourages imaginative play, problem solving and critical thinking. Our parents have come together to maintain this unique space; building a sensory garden filled with aromatic herbs and a vegetable garden complete with worm composting tubes for the children to observe the life cycle of soils and plants.