WE’RE LIKE A SCHOOL, BUT BETTER.

The Space of Mind Schoolhouse is a hybrid school program—founded on the principles of homeschooling, but delivered in a social environment, which alleviates the parent’s responsibility for delivering curriculum and allows for students to learn in an environment tailored to their needs. Within our model, students are enrolled in our project-based and experiential curriculum programs, and they matriculate from upper elementary through high school. We are a college preparatory program, and have 100% acceptance rate for college-bound students.

Our customized course content abides by the Florida Sunshine State Standards and graduation requirements. In fact, Space of Mind Learning Standards go even further to include social, emotional, wellness and character-building standards that are integrated into every academic and extracurricular program.

At Space of Mind, your child will have academic coaches, classmates, report cards and a 24-credit high school transcript just like any other student PLUS the one-on-one coaching we provide to best develop skills and strategies for building confident, successful students. As a home education program, our students are also exempt from the FSA state standardized testing, so we spend our days teaching for learning’s sake and not for the sake of a test. Our students are eligible for honors, advanced placement and college dual-enrollment, as well as the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and the Gardiner Scholarship.

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DURING THE DAY, SPACE OF MIND IS AN EXTRAORDINARY SCHOOLHOUSE. WE USE THE ENTIRE CITY OF DELRAY BEACH AS OUR EXTENDED CLASSROOM, WORKING WITH BUSINESSES, LOCAL EXPERTS, ORGANIZATIONS AND AT THE SURROUNDING PARKS AND BEACHES!

Our first-choice school setting embraces teaching styles, experiential curriculum and rewarding partner programs specifically created to lift students to their fullest potential:

• 3:1 ratio of kids:coaches for academics (1:1 for math)

• Unique, project-based thematic curriculum

• Healthy, homemade snacks & lunches from our Chef Neil (trained at Culinary Institute of America)

• Individualized Student Roadmaps (assessments, goals and learning plans) that guide our personalized curriculum

• Daily Transcendental Meditation®

• Students deliver quarterly portfolio presentations for their parents and coaches to share what they learned

• Students submit self-reflections on their projects and coursework

• Vanguard creative arts program immerses students in their creative passion through entrepreneurship

• Social and emotional skills are taught in conjunction with academics, life skills and creativity

• Students run their own weather station

• Students learn water safety, surfing, paddleboarding and other water sports with Waves Surf Academy

• …and so much more!

Watch the 2016 SOM Graduation Video

Watch the 2016 SOM Graduation Video

Experiential Academics

As they saying goes, if you want to feed someone for a day, cook them a fish. If you want to provide them meals for a lifetime, teach them to fish. We believe academics should be about creating, not just receiving, information. By creating collaborative experiences through hands-on projects, we are giving students memorable learning opportunities within the context of real-life situations.

Customized Learning Roadmaps

As they saying goes, if you want to feed someone for a day, cook them a fish. If you want to provide them meals for a lifetime, teach them to fish. We believe academics should be about creating, not just receiving, information. By creating collaborative experiences through hands-on projects, we are giving students memorable learning opportunities within the context of real-life situations.

“Vanguard” Arts & Entrepreneurship

Students are challenged in small groups to locally solve a global problem using collaborative ingenuity, community and social entrepreneurship.

Mind & Body Wellness

Combining fitness and fun is important to inspire students to be aware of what makes them feel good. We are the first school program in Florida to train our staff and students in Transcendental Meditation and have seen impressive improvements in our students at home and school as a result.

OUR STUDENTS FORGE LASTING FRIENDSHIPS AND MEMORIES; THEY BECOME FAMILY.

A typical day at SOM

8:00am

KIDS ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT SCHOOL THEY START ARRIVING AS SOON AS WE OPEN THE DOORS.

8:30am

COACHES MEET TO PREP AND DISCUSS THE DAY.

8:45am

EVERYONE GATHERS FOR MORNING MEDITATION.

9:00am

HOMEGROUPS MEET TO PREP & PLAN FOR THE DAY AND DO A FUN BRAIN GAME OR FITNESS CHALLENGE.

9:15am

ACADEMIC SESSION #1.

10:00am

ACADEMIC SESSION #2.

10:45am

SNACK (SERVED OUTSIDE).

11:00am

ACADEMIC SESSION #3.

11:45am

ACADEMIC SESSION #4.

12:30pm

LUNCH.

1:00pm

CREATIVE SESSION.

2:00pm

FITNESS OR CREATIVE ACTIVITY.

2:45pm

AFTERNOON MEDITATION.

3:00pm

CLEANUP.

3:15pm

DISMISSAL.

3:30pm

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS BEGIN.

8:00am

KIDS ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT SCHOOL THEY START ARRIVING AS SOON AS WE OPEN THE DOORS.

8:30am

COACHES MEET TO PREP AND DISCUSS THE DAY.

8:45am

EVERYONE GATHERS FOR MORNING MEDITATION.

9:00am

HOMEGROUPS MEET TO PREP & PLAN FOR THE DAY AND DO A FUN BRAIN GAME OR FITNESS CHALLENGE.

9:15am

ACADEMIC SESSION #1.

10:00am

ACADEMIC SESSION #2.

10:45am

SNACK (SERVED OUTSIDE).

11:00am

ACADEMIC SESSION #3.

11:45am

ACADEMIC SESSION #4.

12:30pm

LUNCH.

1:00pm

CREATIVE SESSION.

2:00pm

FITNESS OR CREATIVE ACTIVITY.

2:45pm

AFTERNOON MEDITATION.

3:00pm

CLEANUP.

3:15pm

DISMISSAL.

3:30pm

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS BEGIN.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday follow the above schedule. Wednesdays are Wildcard Days. These are reserved for extended-time activities like surfing, visits to the horse barn, field trips and Creative Studio time to support the Vanguard program. We believe that by breaking up the week, Fridays become more productive, the week goes by faster and there’s time for more in-depth discoveries and adventures.