In the spirit of  true progressive education, teachers are focused on students’ needs and interests, what questions they are asking, and who they are as learners. Teachers individualize instruction; catering it to each child’s academic strengths and challenges with the goal of meeting grade-level benchmarks in mind. We adhere to the California Framework for Education in the planning of scope and sequence of the content matter, though emergent curriculum and “teachable moments” are at the heart of what we do at TCS.  Authentic and engaging educational experiences are implemented through team teaching, project based learning, and true collaboration amongst students and teachers.