Nestled along the hillsides south of the 101 Fwy, our Agoura Hills campus is on the property of the Gateway Foursquare Church. Originally built as a sleep away summer camp, the grounds are lush, open, and spread out. There are several places for students to work and explore outdoors. Spread over about 80 acres, there are hiking trails, open fields, gardens, animals, and a full-sized pool...an ideal environment for middle school students to learn and thrive.
We are currently in the process of redesigning and renovating our learning spaces for the 2019/2020 school year. Our goal is to create collaborative, open, engaging, functional, and comfortable environments for our community of learners.
As we rethink what traditional "classrooms" need in order to prepare students for their prospective futures, multi-functional lab spaces are a natural next step.
Open areas for students to play and explore are as important as courts and apparatus that allow for skill development in particular games and sports.
Social emotional development can be strengthened as we take personal risks, trust in the support of others, and persevere through physical and emotional challenges.
The pool serves as a space for skill development, collaborative games, and healthy competition. In addition, it's a really nice place to cool off in the spring and summer heat.
The gardens are a place to get our hands dirty, make observations, grow and make food, and learn about the important journey from seed to table.
THE FARM ANIMALS
Animals help students to develop empathy, kindness, and a healthy respect for living things. Sheep, pigs, goats, and Brownie the cow inhabit a portion of the campus, allowing for positive student interaction