Welcome to The Experiential School of Tampa Bay, where each child’s interests and ideas are valued. In our child-centered learning community, students act and interact as individual and collaborative thinkers, doers, and problem solvers, and teachers provide experiences to engage and stretch them.
In a safe, nurturing environment, through hands-on learning and connections with nature and community, The Experiential School develops the character, skills, well-being, and values needed to seamlessly grow as lifelong learners throughout Shorecrest.
Our private school teachers are specialists in Early Childhood Education and are familiar with the latest research on how children develop and learn. They recognize that each child is unique, and purposefully differentiate activities according to the needs of each child. Through a balance of guided discovery and play, the teachers support our students to ensure that they develop the interpersonal and cognitive skills and conceptual understandings that will help position them as the leading students and citizens of the future.
The Experiential School of Tampa Bay engages its students in curriculum that cultivates children's natural creativity and curiosity
to promote growth through play, inquiry, exploration, observation and project-based learning.
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, we believe that children are active protagonists in their learning. The curriculum fosters development of the whole child and
supports students’ relationship building, expression, and meaning making - understanding that the world around them has meaning and finding their sense of self within their environments.
Teachers digitally document and archive students’ work and projects into an e-portfolio. The portfolio follows the student through the course of Lower School and serves as a tool to draw connections and illustrate student progress through fourth grade.
Involving children in experiences that relate to their lives makes learning meaningful and fun. Come and see!