Education for Life Mission: To provide students with a balanced education of the body, feelings, will, and intellect in preparation for using life’s diverse challenges to discover ever-deeper levels of purpose, meaning, and happiness.

If you could put what you are doing in the public schools it would change the world.

WASC Official (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)

Education for Life (EFL) News

Events

The 2016 Conference is over, but you can see highlights at this link.

Education for Life Fall Tour of India
September 1-11: Pune
September 12-25: New Delhi

Online Course: EFL for Parents starts September 20

Online Course: Principles of EFL starts October 1

Education for Life Fall Tour of Europe
September 26 to October 5, Italy
October 6-16, Slovenia
October 17-23, Germany
October 24 to November 6, Italy

European Education for Life Conference
October 6-9, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Online Course: Experiencing EFL starts Nov. 12

Education for Life is applying for the MacArthur 100% Change grant. Watch our video pitch. Wish us luck!

Our Schools

There are currently six Education for Life Schools: four in the United States and one each in Italy and Slovenia.

“My daughter can be herself at this school. When she was at public school, I felt she was trying so hard to find out who she was supposed to be that she missed noticing who she actually is. My child feels really secure. She knows no one is judging her, so she’s not afraid to try new things.” – Parent

Alumni Comments

The ultimate worth of a school is measured by the quality of life experienced by those who spent their student years in the school.

“I learned that my imagination is an incredible tool for manifestation. I learned that kindness is more important than popularity. I learned that I can make the world a better place and that it is my duty and great opportunity.” Student

Academic Achievement

Academic achievement is a goal best approached through the all-around development of the body, feelings, will, and intellect.

“State-mandated academic testing has had the consequence of reducing opportunities for children to be physically active…. Yet little evidence supports the notion that more time allocated to subject matter will translate into better test scores.”  National Academy of Sciences

Life Skills Action Charts help us live our lives more fully.

Life Skills

In addition to academic excellence, Education for Life stresses the development of life skills. These are qualities such as perseverance and flexibility that help people live with a sense of purpose and well-being. Our series of Life Skill Action Charts provides an easy-to-use approach to helping develop these skills.

“It was incredibly beneficial to be introduced to these types of exercises this early in our lives.” Student

Online Courses

Online Courses

Learn how to bring Education for Life principles into your situation through a variety of online courses available for teachers and parents. The next course on Principles of Education for Life begins on October 1.

“I just did “Stone Still” with my class the other day. It was a wonderful and powerful experience for us all! I loved it. I am learning so many wonderful tools through this program. Thank you all for sharing it with us!E. G., elementary school teacher

“Living Wisdom School is a place where my children are loved, supported, and nurtured. Where community and family matter. Where students are encouraged to explore and experiment, and to strive to become their best selves. Kindness is taught and modeled here. Different modes of expression and understanding are accepted and validated. Excellent teachers create a calm, gentle environment in which to instruct and inspire. Classes are small and each child receives personal attention. Field trips are numerous and outdoor learning a given. My kids are growing and thriving here! Each is learning to think for herself, to be a good listener, and to be sensitive to others. I couldn’t imagine a better place for them to be.”

—H.U.Mother of a second and third grader

“When you have such high-quality teachers and so much individual attention, learning happens naturally. The classes are small, so it’s easy to accommodate differences. The bright kids can really excel and just zoom ahead as fast as they want.”

—Parent

“My son has flourished in the preschool class. The teachers are centered, present, and loving with the children while providing a rich space & community support for each child’s unfolding. The focus on character and social skills development, as well as developing the gifts of each child is unlike any other school experience I have been a part of. Children feel safe and loved at this school, and with this foundation are able to learn and flourish.”

—M.B.Mother of a preschooler