Most of the morning is spent in individual and small-group work. This uninterrupted period allows the students to develop a work cycle and promotes concentration. As the children work independently and purposefully they are free to move where their interests and abilities take them.
The children develop by means of experiences in their environment. We call these experiences work. Children have a deep love and need for purposeful work. They work, however, not as adults with the end product as the goal, but for involvement in the task itself.
Many activities are offered which differ from those in traditional schools. Learning is individualized and the impulse for learning is the self-motivation that exists within each child.