Strands & Skills

Six Developmental Strands

The geometry of Odyssey School’s educational experience is based on the interweaving of the physical, emotional, mental, moral, aesthetic, and spiritual aspects of the individual.

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  • The aesthetic strand nourishes a continuous program from preschool through high school which cultivates the imagination and develops aesthetic literacy.
  • The emotional strand assists the child in understanding and communicating in the world of feelings.
  • The mental strand attends to the skills and knowledge that are useful to the student as a lifelong learner.
  • The moral/social strand supports ecological thinking about the connections within all creation.
  • The physical strand nurtures the development and the care and respect of the physical body— as well as attends to the biology of learning.
  • The spiritual strand supports the child’s recognition and communication of his or her own truth, the ability to live from the heart, and the exercising of her or his faculty of creative imagination.

Essential Learning Skills

At Odyssey School, we recognize nine important skills for understanding, mastery and success in lifelong learning.  They are: self-organization; thinking and working creatively and critically; collaborating with others; communicating effectively; learning independently; using appropriate resources to access and apply knowledge; taking risks to succeed; creating options and making choices; and exhibiting authentic self-confidence.

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Odyssey School is an independent, non-profit school with a focus on whole child, emotionally intelligent, personalized curriculum for students in PreK-12. Our mission is to prepare students, families, and educators to lead lives of intention and purpose with an authentic sense of self.

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Community Announcements

  • Registration for Odyssey's (8) weeks of summer camp opens Monday, February 6th.
  • Odyssey to host Open House "Meet the Teachers", February 8th at 6:30 PM. Please rsvp with Admissions Director, kharkey@odysseycommunity.org. Include you name, student name and the grade you seek to learn more about.
  • Purchase "Pick Up Your Toys, Kirk" -- an amazing children's book by Odyssey kindergarten teachers, Shirley Rotolo (writer) and Sam Sole (illustrator) available now on Amazon! Be sure to list Odyssey on Amazon Smile.

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Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

Odyssey School has had a strong start the year! As of late October, we've made an update to our Covid policies and procedures.

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