The Benefits of Holistic Education at Odyssey School

Holistic education allows us to teach to the many parts of a child’s being, recognizing that these “parts” are deeply interconnected. Decolonizing the distinction between disciplines and creating space for students to investigate interdisciplinary arts is where so much magic happens. Here’s what it looks like in action! Senior Rachel Appleton’s (’14) research into the world of film and stop motion animation inspired her to create a beautiful example of the medium. Rachel took over a thousand photos to create this short film and the music, performed by Rachel with an accompaniment by Odyssey teachers, was recorded in Odyssey’s professional recording studio. All high school students at Odyssey are inspired to research and design a project in a discipline of choice. Upper class projects often show incredible craft and focus.

In an age of uncertain public and chartered education standards, an overwhelm of testing and overpopulated classrooms, new charter offerings that are free, and tuition-based private options, how do you make the best choice for your child?

The options may be daunting, but we will do our best to simplify why Odyssey School and holistic education is the best choice for your family.  We offer academics with a brave heart and are passionate about the value of an Odyssey School education, both to your family and to our shared future.

Odyssey School strives to provide the following for every student:

  • Low academic ratios with class sizes designed to offer an optimal, personal learning environment
  • Support in mastering a passion of their choice every year, from kindergarten through high school graduation
  • Mobility throughout grade levels to best achieve his or her optimal rate of challenge in any number of subject areas
  • Compassionate communication skills
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal navigation tools
  • Metacognition and reflection
  • An exposure to a variety of methods of centering and stress-management, cultivating peace and confidence.
  • The opportunity to build lasting mentorship with our teachers
  • Lifelong learning skills critical to success and happiness 

When your child graduates from Odyssey School, they will:Graduating Seniors 2020 COVID-19

  • Know how to communicate effectively and compassionately
  • Embrace their personal style of leadership
  • Feel empowered to advocate for themselves, their environment, and their community
  • Understand the steps required to master their passions
  • Have the grace to mediate and resolve conflict
  • Appreciate perspective and the integrated nature of the world we live in. 

Curious about how we accomplish such bold and inspiring objectives?  Please visit our classrooms, review our student work, our core values, and how we demonstrate each.  We would love to meet you and your family, sit together, and answer any questions you may have: schedule a tour!


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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  • Registration is NOW OPEN for limited / remaining Odyssey summer camp weeks.
  • Odyssey is ACCEPTING new family admissions applications in grades 5th through 12th. Waitlists exist pre-k through 4th.
  • We are HIRING! Visit this page to learn about employment opportunities in the 2023-24 school year.

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Covid-19 & Illness Guidance as of May 2023

Odyssey School has had a strong start the year! As of late May 2023, we've made an update to our Covid policies and procedures.


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