Cimarron School of Living Education values each and every one of our students and believes that they are beautifully and wonderfully made by our Creator!
In order to best serve our students, we want to meet each where they are and provide them with a rich and excellent environment that is developed with that specific student in mind. In Charlotte Mason’s own words: “Our goal is to produce a human being who is the best he can be physically, intellectually, ethically and spiritually; a person who will have the enthusiasm of religion, full life, nature, knowledge, art, and physical work.”
We are excited to release a new program for the 2022-2023 school year called the Mason Inclusion Program.
What does this look like at Cimarron?
Based on the student application and/or shadow day, Cimarron will make a recommendation for the Mason Inclusion Program placement.
- Students in the Mason Inclusion Program will benefit from a full inclusion environment. Cimarron assures that full inclusion is successful by having small classes, accommodation and intervention plans specific to the child, extra staff to assist where needed, and teachers dedicated to the academic, social, and emotional development of each of their students.
- Staff at Cimarron focuses on the child’s positive aspects and strengths instead of their deficiencies – thereby building their self-esteem and motivation.
- The Charlotte Mason philosophy is well suited for those in the Mason Inclusion Program.
- We provide an atmosphere of respect in the individuality of our students.
- We emphasize the importance of meaningful relationships.
- We lay out a feast of knowledge and ideas, allowing our students the opportunity to take what they need. There is variety on what is taken.
- The overall Charlotte Mason paradigm works well with children with special needs: short lessons, wide and varied curriculum, oral work (readings and narrations), and more.
- Students of Mason’s methods often find success where they have failed in other approaches to education.
- Mason’s own words: “Our goal is to produce a human being who is the best he can be physically, intellectually, ethically and spiritually; a person who will have the enthusiasm of religion, full life, nature, knowledge, art, and physical work.”
- The student must have:
- The ability to follow behavior expectations
- The ability to appropriately interact with classmates and staff
- The ability to produce verbal expression
- The ability to maintain personal and bathroom needs independently
- The parent must commit to:
- Provide any required documentation and paperwork
- Attend scheduled occasional school conferences to develop and re-evaluate a Student Success Plan (SSP)
- Provide an additional $500 annual fee for the Mason Inclusion Program. This fee may be spread out monthly.
We are excited to share this journey with you and your child!
Special Education Policy
Each child has different needs in an educational program. Special needs and learning differences will by no means disqualify your child from attending Cimarron. However, each situation is handled on a case by case basis. We want to ensure that we can provide what your child needs to have a meaningful educational experience. If your child has previous documentation (such as diagnosis information, IEP, etc) please provide it upon application for admission. We want to talk about how we can best serve your family.