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The Lorien Wood community is a unique group of teachers, students, and parents who, while working together to explore God's world, consider the natural relationships among all academic disciplines. For example, math is the science of order and patterns, not separate from but profoundly connected to nature studies, geography, other sciences, and more. Additionally, Unit-based Studies seek to incorporate all disciplines to answer essential questions and foster enduring understandings through history, art, and literature engagements. As a teacher, I am so motivated to inspire students to love learning and grow in the knowledge of God's will for their lives.  -Form 3 Teacher

I count it a great joy to work here at Lorien Wood! I cannot speak highly enough of the impact that this school has had on my own approach to teaching, but even more importantly on my own growth as a lover and follower of Jesus. I love that I get to journey alongside the students each day as we actively engage in our living curriculum and discover the beauty of God's creation together. It is truly a gift to be a part of this learning community! - Form Two Teacher


At Lorien Wood, the primary goal is not teaching to a test; while our math program is rigorous and produces skilled problem solvers, I don’t feel like my job is to teach a checklist of skills. We aim to teach the whole child here, getting to know the students, focusing on character as well as curricular skills, and aspire to help our students to develop a life-long love of learning and to begin to discern their callings. Also, the small class sizes at Lorien Wood mean that, as a math teacher, I get to know how my students think and what their specific strengths and weaknesses are so that I can customize the curriculum and my teaching methods to best suit them. It requires flexibility and creativity as a teacher but it also yields great rewards in student understanding.
— Algebra and Geometry Teacher

One key aspect of Lorien Wood’s educational philosophy is experiential learning. Having a background in experiential education pedagogy, I am thrilled to be able to work with students in ways that gets them out of their seats and into the places that we’re studying, engaging with our curriculum in interactive ways. Whether it’s sketching the flora and fauna on our campus, water quality testing at a local stream, retracing footsteps at a local Civil War battlefield, or crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay, I am able to contextualize our students’ learning on a daily basis.
— Watershed (6th grade) Teacher