Open Classroom is an open and innovative school located in sunny Ventura, California, as a part of the Ventura Unified School District. Open Classroom philosophy supports the education of the whole child. In addition to academic growth and success, students’ social and emotional well-being is supported and nurtured daily. Open Classroom has been successfully educating students since 1976 and is open to students kindergarten thru 8th grade.

Vision Statement:
“We envision a supportive environment in which our community strives to create lifelong learners passionately committed to the celebration of diversity, stewardship of the earth, positive interpersonal relationships, and academic excellence. Students will flourish through the use of an innovative curriculum that empowers them to reach their innate intellectual, creative, and leadership potential.”

Mission Statement:
“Open Classroom K-8 supports the belief that the innate curiosity, joy and enthusiasm of childhood should be deeply honored and protected. Our purpose is to educate the whole child within a positive and supportive environment using a variety of approaches structured to meet individual needs. Through the integration of a strong arts and global education curriculum, students will become critical thinkers and problem solvers who synthesize information, communicate clearly, and work cooperatively.”

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