Silverleaf School is a small education environment that provides individualized project-based instruction to students in grades 1-8 in a mixed-age classroom. Our class size will be limited to 15 students for 2020-21. Silverleaf School is the right environment for eager learners that have aptitudes for STEM and creative expression.
At Silverleaf, all students gain knowledge in STEM, art, music, physical health and wellness, and foreign language as part of our core curriculum in addition to language arts and mathematics. We believe we offer an unparalleled learning experience for students and families in the mid-Willamette Valley.
There is no ceiling for what can be learned at Silverleaf as our instructors are knowledgeable in teaching their subject area(s) at levels far beyond what students may encounter in typical elementary or middle school environments.
Our approach to learning inherently supports differentiation, compaction and acceleration to support asynchrony in students who have a mismatch in abilities across subject areas and/or cognitive, emotional and physical development.
We inspire personal attributes of: Respect, Originality, Communication, Kindness, Empathy, Trustworthiness, Boldness, Open-mindedness and Teamwork.
We utilize proficiency-based reporting methods to monitor progress, and the Silverleaf BLAST (Badging for Learning, Aptitudes, Skills and Talents) Program to recognize individual student effort and achievement.
Our school is an active and collaborative learning space that encourages movement, teamwork, exploration, and self-awareness.
Our team has first-hand experience of growing up gifted, and seeks to understand and support the needs of each student and family.
Due to COVID-19 and the school closures, we have modified our admissions process. Please complete the contact form on the contact us page. We will schedule a time to meet with you via Zoom and meet you and your student. Potential students may be asked to have a one-on-one virtual meeting with a teacher. In the event that restrictions are lifted, we will schedule a time to come see the school in-person. In the meantime, we have developed a little video to show you around.
To view the video, click here: Silverleaf School Virtual Tour
We have a dedicated Board of Trustees who understand giftedness first-hand and who care about the mission of our school. Members of the Board are experienced in non-profit administration, education administration and oversight, policy development, and non-profit financial management. This group provides sound and knowledgeable leadership to Silverleaf School.
Shalee Hodgson, Chair
Derek Brown, Vice-Chair
Gary Mueller, Treasurer
Office and Classroom Assistant
Ali spent the past 5 years helping students with learning and physical disabilities and knows how difficult it can be for everyone to conform to one way of learning. She has served at Oregon School for the Deaf, Green Acres Farm Sanctuary, and Project ABLE. Ali believes that how well you connect with those around you shows them you understand their needs.
STEAM Exploration Instructor
Mike graduated Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s in Applied and Computational Mathematics in 2018 and immediately began teaching at private schools. He has taught AP Calculus I and II as well as AP Physics. He’s currently preparing to take his P-test to get into the actuarial field.