Da Vinci Connect

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Da Vinci Connect

Michelle Rainey, Principal
Kaitlin Toon, Assistant Principal

12501 Isis Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250

(310) 725-5800


Enrollment Info
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School and Family Collaborative Education
Da Vinci Connect is a free public school offering TK through 8th grade families two unique learning models that combine homeschool and on-campus instruction using project-based and social emotional learning.

** Interested in applying for the 2020-21 school year? Apply Now!

Please note: The Collaborative Program is being discontinued, effective the 2020-21 school year.

Two Models (K-8)
Homeschool Hybrid Program – 2 days per week of project-based learning on campus, 3 days per week of homeschool.

Homeschool Collaborative Program – 1 day per week on campus, 1 field trip per week, 3 days per week of homeschool.

Families are the primary educators on non-classroom days.

Family Facilitated

+ Homeschool learning
+ Ongoing workshops and Parent Educator Conferences to support parent educators
+ On-site meetings with credentialed teachers to address/discuss goals and ask questions
+ Personalized learning opportunities

Social Emotional Curriculum

+ Multi-age learning experiences
+ Building and maintaining positive relationships
+ Compassionate communication
+ Building Habits of Heart and Mind
+ Community of care and collaboration

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Project-Based Learning

+ Learning-by-doing, with a constructivist focus
+ Opportunity for student voice and choice
+ Public Presentations of Learning
+ Real-world problem-solving
+ Aligned with Common Core State Standards

Why Homeschool?

Our families choose Da Vinci Connect and homeschooling for many reasons. Here are a few they report:

  • Homeschooling allows families to truly know how their children learn
  • Homeschooling provides opportunities to explore passion projects
  • Da Vinci Connect focuses on the learner as much as the learning
  • Homeschooling enables the flexibility to participate in extracurricular learning that there is often little time for when students spend 35+ hours per week at school
  • Da Vinci Connect has amazing, passionate and compassionate teachers!
  • Project-based learning is awesome!
  • Traditional schools often have bullying and "cliquish" behaviors

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Did You Know?
Da Vinci Schools is currently piloting a Da Vinci Connect high school that offers students the opportunity to complete high school and college together in a rigorous, hybrid school model. We shared our proposal with the local Wiseburn community at two meetings in January 2020. More info coming soon!

>> Powerpoint Presentation from the Community Meet & Greet (1.21.20)