Learning how to make and be a friend is one of the major developmental tasks of early childhood. It’s like learning to read – it’s a foundational skill for building later competencies that depend on this.
My relationship with Oak Grove began when I first visited the campus in 1997. I had never been to Ojai before. My husband Kevin and I came up for the day to see the Krishnamurti school. It was a weekend, so quiet, but I felt connected to this place instantly. This campus has a magic that is difficult to put into words.
Technology keeps us connected in ways not possible during other times in human history. It has saved lives, improved efficiencies, and made for more effective communication. Technology allows us to work remotely, which can have a positive impact on our carbon footprint.
Oak Grove is thrilled to support an on-campus residency with Benjamin Mertz, composer, performer, and song leader who specializes in music of the Black Spiritual tradition.
“Emergent Curriculum,” is just what it sounds like. Teachers observe and listen to children for insight into their interests and hypotheses.
Interacting with the greater Krishnamurti community, immersing themselves in a different culture, and making new friends at their sister schools are three of the intentions of Oak Grove’s annual senior trip to India.
The student newspaper is a great way for students to engage with peers on important topics and to find a communal voice for change, as well as to develop their own individual voices.