November 3, 2017

A healthy school climate is balanced upon four pillars: teaching/learning, relationships, environment and safety. We are grateful to the founding families of the Verdi EcoSchool for sharing their thoughts, feedback and unflinching perspective of what an effective schoo...

June 25, 2017

Here are some highlights of our week...

Summer extension is so much fun!

In Environmental Science, we learned about the habitats of Florida wildlife animals. We researched the food, water, shelter, and space needs of bottle nosed dolphin, manatees, Key deer, and Florida...

May 19, 2017

With one week left to go before the end of our very first semester I thought it might be a good time to share my thoughts on the incredible experience of founding a not for profit private school. The Verdi EcoSchool was born out of frustration and a soul-deep belief th...

April 19, 2017

What is a Year Round School?

Year Round Schools are schools that take the standard 180 day school year and reorganize it over 12 months. The traditional summer break is then spread out to give students more frequent breaks and/or the opportunity to join "intersessions"...

February 21, 2017

I never thought that I would be here. I never thought that I would be sitting in a room, with other crazy, amazing, dreamers like me, planning for the opening of a brand new school. I had always pictured myself as a teacher, but in a public school because that is what...

December 30, 2016

Food science is an incredibly important discipline and offers hands-on context for a wide array of chemical reactions and physical changes. Kinetic energy, hydrogen bonds and endothermic reactions can be examined in a process as simple as boiling water - very young stu...

October 11, 2016

The STEPS (Science, Technology, Engineering, Programming and Sustainability) for Gifted Students program is a dynamic experience rooted in the unique environment of the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) of Melbourne, Florida. 

Students will become urban environmentalists...

September 12, 2016

Our first community workday was yesterday. It seemed fitting to sow new life on this day - to appreciate the present. To revel in new growth.

The seed of community has been firmly planted and it felt good to meet new friends and make connections with kindred spirits.

The...

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