The Ubuntu School
Philosophy

Philosophy

Defining Ubuntu

Ubuntu (oo-buun-too) - has its origin in the Bantu languages of southern Africa. "I am because you are." A philosophy of humanism, emphasizing the link between the individual and the collective group. Ubuntu seeks to unite individuals, while respecting their autonomy, for the betterment of the group.
The U School Philosophy Of Learning

The U School Philosophy of Learning is rooted in the recognition of each individual's self-worth while embracing the importance of the collective group. We believe there is no one right way to learn, and therefore, a commitment to each child's natural desire to learn is at the heart of The U School Philosophy of Learning. Our goal is to build each child's foundation for and excitement about a lifetime of learning.


Child & Group Centered and Initiated Learning
Play-Based Experiential Learning
Academic Curriculum
Peace Education
Anti-Bias Curriculum
Sustainable Environment Curriculum
Eco-Justice Education
Place-Based Education
Integrated Technology Curriculum
Movement Education
*The 5 E's Method of Curriculum Delivery

To view our Academic Curriculum & Assessment Plan click here.
Why?
What?
The U School is a "new-model" early childhood and family learning center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We offer an innovative educational experience for families with children ages 3-5 years old.
Mission
To offer a happy, healthy, and inspired early childhood learning environment that builds a positive sense of self in children and a connectedness to community.

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