What is The Village Electric?
We are a learning center reimagining the way kids learn. Traditional schooling relies on a one-size-fits all approach that can keep children from flourishing. At The Village Electric, you get the best of both worlds: a hyper-personalized education in an extraordinary social world built just for kids. It's a village for online learners, homeschoolers, and anyone looking for a better way to learn.
What is colearning?
Kids learn in different ways and at different rates. Rather than conforming children to one particular learning style or curriculum, The Village Electric embraces the explosion of innovation that is occurring right now in education. By personalizing the way kids learn, we can help foster and maintain their love of learning and better prepare them for a changing world.
What ages does The Village Electric support?
We have programs for children ages 3 - 12, and are gathering interest for middle and high school programs.
Is The Village Electric a full-day program?
Our programs run from 8:45am to 3pm. Academic time is in the morning, with afternoons reserved for open-ended play and enrichment activities. From 3 to 4pm, we also offer optional extracurricular activities like dance, Spanish, and choir. Learners are welcome to join us for as much as or as little of the day as they'd like. There are no attendance requirements or tardiness penalties. We run from September to June, take a look at our academic calendar.
How is The Village Electric staffed?
We are staffed by guides who are former classroom teachers and tutors. All of our guides are experts at working with small groups and have a passion for individualized, kid-powered learning.
Every day, our guides help our learners to take charge of their education, provide individual academic support, and facilitate positive social dynamics. They strive to integrate student passions into enrichment activities.
As our learners age up and become more independent, our curriculum becomes more personalized to each child’s needs. This is when our guides go beyond acting as a learning coach or even a teacher. Guides create an individualized schedule based on each child’s curriculum, interests, and needs.
What curriculum does The Village Electric use?
Our programs for younger learners incorporate play, hands-on exploration, and age-appropriate academic activities. Lower elementary children use our personalized, classical homeschool curriculum focusing on core academic skills. Upper elementary learners can either stay with this curriculum or choose the online learning or homeschool curriculum that works best for them. Our guides provide individual attention, support, and personalized planning for each child and learning style. Speak to an enrollment advisor to learn more.
How much does The Village Electric cost?
The future of learning is more personalized and flexible. That's why we offer plans from two to five days a week. All prices are annual.
Tuesday through Thursday, 9am-11:30am
Monday through Thursday, 9am-3pm
Lower and Upper Elementary Studios
Two full days - $6375
Three full days - $7970
Four full days - $9250
Five full days - $10500
Where is The Village Electric?
Located in Mountainside, NJ, we support many families from surrounding communities like Cranford, Summit, Westfield, South Orange, and Maplewood.