Frequently Asked Questions

When do you meet?

Cimarron School of Living Education meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am – 3:30 pm.

Where do you meet?

We will be based out of Westwood Church of Christ in Edmond, OK. We will have plenty of classroom space for each classroom. Their grounds offer 10 acres for observing nature, an essential part of the Cimarron experience. (Cimarron School of Living Education is not affiliated with Westwood Church of Christ other than location.)

What curriculum do you follow?

Cimarron utilizes the Alveary curriculum from the Charlotte Mason Institute.

What is the role of parents at Cimarron?

On Tuesday and Thursday, you just drop off your students! On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, parents are responsible for instruction at home. For more information, please visit the At-Home Learning portion of our website.

What grades do you offer?

Cimarron offers grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. We group the grades in forms as listed below.

NEW FOR 2022-2023: Pre-K and 9th-10th grade classes!

How old must my child be to apply for Cimarron?

Students must be 4 years old by August 1, 2022 for entry into our Pre-K program and 5 years old by August 1, 2022 for entry into our Kindergarten program.

How many students will be in my child’s class?

Most classes are limited to 12 students.  Some of our younger classes are limited to 10 students. Cimarron is highly individualized with low class sizes, allowing teachers to differentiate learning and meet all students at their level.

Where do I obtain my student’s books and materials?

Prior to the start of the new academic year, Cimarron provides parents with a comprehensive list of books and supplies which will be required for students. We allow parents to purchase these items in order to keep our costs down. Many families may already have these books, choose to check-out from the library, or can find them at an inexpensive price. New for 2022-2023: We will offer an optional book and supply package and do all the leg work for you!

Do you assign homework?

Students will not receive homework.

How do you assess the students?

Cimarron does not grade students in a traditional sense. Because of our small teacher-to-student ratio, teachers have the benefit of knowing each child well and can monitor progress and set expectations that are appropriate for each individual student. At the end of each term, teachers will administer comprehensive exams to evaluate students’ broad understanding. These exams may be oral or written, depending on the needs of the students and the curricular content. These exams are then reviewed by teachers and shared with parents.

Will the students wear uniforms?

Cimarron does not wish to inhibit a child’s comfort, or cause undue financial strain upon the clothing budget. We require that clothing and outerwear be appropriate for the season and weather. We also ask that clothing remains modest, respectful, and in alignment with our school dress code. Students will have the option to purchase a school t-shirt before the Fall semester begins.

How will lunch work?

Each child will need to bring a packed lunch.

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