During their first year of school, K1 children become curious students who are excited about learning. These students thrive in a lively room full of hands-on exploration. Children are provided opportunities to build upon themselves as caring individuals and valuable members of the community.

In all three K1 expeditions, the children are challenged academically, while being supported in social and emotional growth. The students are naturally motivated by the topics, music, and various creative art forms embedded within each expedition.  The children venture into the real world to meet experts and participate in field work. These experiences provide rich learning opportunities for the students, who come together as a class and in small groups, and deepen their understanding. As children reflect upon their own achievement and recognize their progress, they become eager to tackle new challenges and take charge of their learning.