Small is Beautiful

We believe in Human Scale Education, which means small classes and a small overall school size to allow the children to work closely with their teachers and the subject matter.

Community

We believe that the school should foster a sense of community—that parents can work together toward the betterment of their child’s education and life. We believe that life is made up of joyful moments and we like to cultivate that optimistic notion in the students.

Life Learning

We believe that kids learn as much from the community as in the classroom and make trips into the surrounding neighborhood part of our curriculum—eating in the restaurants, using the public library and parks, and doing service projects around the neighborhoods that surround our school.

Individualized

We believe in low student-teacher ratios, individualizing schoolwork, using each child’s strengths and weaknesses to adapt instruction for individual children’s needs.

Citizenship

We believe that children can learn to be compassionate, kind citizens that are interested in working toward resolution of issues regarding social justice. We are part of the Peace School Movement.

Family-grouping

We believe in multi-age grouping, so we may have several ages together in one classroom.

Welcome to Kingfisher Academy!

Kingfisher Academy, a non-profit Human Scale Education School, serves the Central DeKalb/West Gwinnett area by providing a place-based, project-oriented curriculum, targeting gifted students from 4 to 12.

We believe in teaching Peace and Justice; in using an Environmental lens to view all subject matter; that a child must develop an Authentic, Autonomous self to be a gifted learner; that our Community both inside and outside the school provides a rich learning environment; and that Kingfisher must be Educationally vigorous to allow for the depth of learning that bright kids require to do their best.

Our diverse student body is made up of children from Eastern Europe, from Guatemala, from Sweden, and from all over the U.S. Our children are black and white and Hispanic and Mediterranean. We are Christians, Jews, Buddhists, and Muslims. Our diversity is part of our strength and makes every day at Kingfisher interesting.

Door Letter

Door Letter for Week #14

What a wonderful break we had! Five glorious days off with almost perfect weather. Now we are back in the saddle again and moving toward the next holiday break. This week will be a chance to have some routines re-established and to move forward in all of our academic...
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The WORD

Idiom

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Noun–an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements, as kick the bucket or hang one’s head, or from the general grammatical rules of a language, as the table round for the round table, and that is not a constituent of a larger expression of like characteristics. Isaac says it’s beyond the literal meaning, like “Have you lost your mind?”

KF Kid's

Autumn Feels Cold in the Morning

Autumn feels cold in the morning.
Autumn smells like leaves and wood.
In Autumn I like to pile up leaves and jump in.
In autumn, I eat stuffing, chicken, and turkey.
Autumn reminds me of candy from Halloween and turkey
from Thanksgiving.
My favorite thing about autumn is Thanksgiving when
we have a feast.
by Alex

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Kid’s Corner

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A useful map of a carnival from Hannah Sofia and Kesten in the Owl Class.

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Kid’s Corner

Oh, The beautiful things you must see/and the beautiful things you can’t free.

All the beautiful things you must see/you always wished you could be.

Even though you can’t free them or be them/ you can still see them and that’s

All that matters to me!  by Dustin

 

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We’re so Funny!

Q: What does one penny say to the other penny?

A: “Let’s get together and make some cents!”

submitted by Dustin

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Joke

from Hannah H., age 6

Knock, Knock!

Who’s there?

Boo

Boo Who?

There, there—you don’t have to cry about it!

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Community

Free Drama Class at Kingfisher

Wednesday the 26th, Kingfisher is sponsoring a free drama class for kids from 7 to 14 from 3:00 to 4:00. The facilitator is from Forefront Arts Children's Theatre and the class is open to the Kingfisher kids, any church kids that might be interested, kids from the...
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4th Annual Ray Day

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation invites you and your family to be our guests at the 4th Annual RayDay on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on the field adjacent to The Inn at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills. Food, Beverages, Entertainment and...
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Decatur Book Festival

Sept. 2nd to 4th Everyone should plan on going to The Decatur Book Festival!  It’s one of the largest in the U.S.A. and is full of activities for familiies - including puppet shows, storytelling, and best of all - cheap, cheap books. It’s free to attend has food...
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Member of the Environmental Educators Alliance of Georgia

Accredited with quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission

Member of National Association for the Education of Young Children

Kingfisher Academy, Inc. admits students of any race, sex, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administrations of it’s educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, as well as other school administered programs.