Learning without

limits

Learning without

limits

Pre-K

Elementary

Middle

Why Redwood?

A Redwood education carries students from preschool through eighth grade, providing a perfect blend of academic rigor, inquiry and creativity, character building, and student voice and ownership. Learn more about each facet of our educational model below.

Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

Environmental Sustainability Initiative

Environmental initiatives occur throughout the school, including school-wide efforts as well as individual class and group projects. Each year, the school’s Leadership Team surveys the school classrooms, buildings and grounds to find identifiable environmental needs and projects.

Progressive Education

Progressive Education

Redwood is a progressive education school, focused on experiential and differentiated learning to meet the needs of our students and encourage deeper understanding of concepts.

Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning

Our PBL model allows students to learn by actively engaging in meaningful, authentic projects. Students inquire and answer complex questions, using a variety of platforms to demonstrate learning.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Redwood is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, focusing on tolerance, Anti-racism education, historically accurate learning, and the most authentic ways to be inclusive of all people in our community and the greater community.

Family Involvement

Family Involvement

There are so many ways for our families to be involved at Redwood! We encourage everyone to volunteer, join the community in events, and experience their child’s academic world.

By The Numbers

Learn about Redwood with some fast facts about our school!

180

students

8

counties represented

71

trees planted this year

403

gallons of oil recycled
for the community

21

extracurricular programs offered

86%

percentage of students
accepted into specialized programs
after graduation

Getting Started

The purpose of the admission process is to find a school fit for your child that is mutually beneficial for families and the school. Redwood seeks to enroll students whose families appreciate our mission and values and will be supportive members of the cooperative school community. The following steps help determine a good fit for admission.

1. Read our Admissions Process & Policy

2. Review the Tuitions & Fees
3. Schedule Your Tour
4. Submit an Application

Welcome from the
Head of School

Welcome from the

Head of School

Welcome to Redwood! We are so excited that you have decided to explore Redwood as a potential school for your student.

At Redwood Cooperative School, children build an educational foundation and a love of learning that will benefit them throughout their lives. Our goal is to encourage children’s creativity and curiosity through progressive, project-based learning. Through this experiential and inquiry-driven educational model, we are able to create a learning environment that nurtures each area of child development. Our classrooms invite critical and analytical thinking skills and ample opportunities to learn by doing. Our outdoor learning environment provides plenty of time to connect with nature and develop stewardship skills. During their time in our program, students will acquire knowledge and develop higher-order thinking skills as they analyze, evaluate and create while becoming problem solvers. The Redwood experience is a unique opportunity for the Lexington area and a model of progressive education for the community. We are proud to send Redwood graduates into the world as capable, kind, contributing members of society, full of integrity and compassion.

I hope to meet you soon!

Sarah Cummins
Sarah Cummins
Head of School

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Blog posts

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Redwood Cooperative School is committed to creating an environment for teachers,staff, students, and their families in which each individual is valued. Similarities and differences among individuals and families are respected and diversity is celebrated throughout the...
three boys hugging

Camp Redwood

Camp Redwood is off to a great start this summer! More than 100 campers so far have been able to experience the joys of being on Redwood’s beautiful campus, connecting with nature, playing in the water, becoming young scientists, delving into the wizarding world of...

Sustainability

From its inception in 2014, Redwood Cooperative School has valued environmental sustainability as a key program tenet. From curriculum integrations to environmental project work to community partnerships with environmental agencies and organizations, Redwood students,...

How do we know our students are learning?

Sarah Cummins, Head of School   This is a question that is often asked, especially by visitors who are not familiar with Redwood.  Without the traditional letter grades, number grades and computer-based standardized tests how do we know?  The answer is that we...

Sustainability

From its inception in 2014, Redwood Cooperative School has valued environmental sustainability as a key program tenet. From curriculum integrations to environmental project work to community partnerships with environmental agencies and organizations, Redwood students,...

How do we know our students are learning?

Sarah Cummins, Head of School   This is a question that is often asked, especially by visitors who are not familiar with Redwood.  Without the traditional letter grades, number grades and computer-based standardized tests how do we know?  The answer is that we...

Featured post

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Redwood Cooperative School is committed to creating an environment for teachers,staff, students, and their families in which each individual is valued. Similarities and differences among individuals and families are respected and diversity is celebrated throughout the...
three boys hugging

Blog posts

Camp Redwood

Camp Redwood is off to a great start this summer! More than 100 campers so far have been able to experience the joys of being on Redwood’s beautiful campus, connecting with nature, playing in the water, becoming young scientists, delving into the wizarding world of...

Sustainability

From its inception in 2014, Redwood Cooperative School has valued environmental sustainability as a key program tenet. From curriculum integrations to environmental project work to community partnerships with environmental agencies and organizations, Redwood students,...

How do we know our students are learning?

Sarah Cummins, Head of School   This is a question that is often asked, especially by visitors who are not familiar with Redwood.  Without the traditional letter grades, number grades and computer-based standardized tests how do we know?  The answer is that we...