Think of The Biome as an academic ecosystem…
The Biome is an environment of relationships and resources that allows students to thrive. The name, The Biome, was selected to emulate the cooperation and symbiotic support found in natural ecosystems.
Just as in nature, The Biome functions as a system in which relationships create balance and support. More than a school, The Biome is an academic ecosystem where teachers, parents, students, and the community all work together, and students are given the resources they need to develop their unique gifts and contribute to their community.
YLC created The Biome as a model for student-centered learning. The Biome is presently a K-2 charter school (opened 2015-2016) and will be adding 3rd grade next year (2017-2018).