Earn a full scholarship to Four Winds School!

Is your 8th grade student looking for an alternative education? Are you worried about how COVID and distance learning might affect your students chances of getting into, or success in, high school? Four Winds School is here to help! With 20 years of experience in training students to be independent learners, transitioning in and out of distance learning comes easily to our students, who are able to keep up with their studies in person or from home. Click here to learn how our program works in non-pandemic times, and here to learn about our creative solution to pandemic-era education. Then, have your student follow the steps below for the chance to earn a full scholarship to Four Winds School for their 8th grade year.

1. Apply: Scholarship applicants must be accepted to Four Winds School. Therefore, scholarship applicants must complete our regular application process:

    1. Submit parent and student application forms found on the “apply” page of our website. (Note that the school visitation portion of the application process is currently waived due to COVID19.) 
    2. Meet with the lead teachers so we can learn more about you, and you and your parents can learn more about the school. Meeting over Zoom will be sufficient until meeting in person becomes safe again!

2. Create a project that shows, explains, or expresses why you want to come to Four Winds School. The project should explain what about our program would help you thrive as a student, as well as what you will bring to the Four Winds community.  Possible project submissions include: 

  • Written piece (such as an essay, letter, poem, or other creative writing piece) responding to the above prompt.
  • Video of the child responding to the prompt, verbally or otherwise, or another video project that responds to the above prompt.
  • Art project (such as a comic strip, painting, or collage). If necessary, include a written, video, or recorded explanation of how it responds to the prompt.
  • Performance art piece (such as a song or dance). If necessary, include a written, video, or recorded explanation of how it responds to the prompt.
  • Other project: if you have another idea, great! Go for it!

This project is an opportunity to let your true personality shine! Parents can help facilitate the project (by proofreading the essay, helping film the video, etc.), but the ideas, content, and spirit should come from the student. Have fun! 

3. Send your project submission to us at fourwindsteachers@gmail.com. Feel free to contact us with any questions along the way. We look forward to reading your response!

All scholarship and essay materials due by August 1st, 2020.

Decision-Making Process

  1. After the deadline, the director of studies will compile and organize the project submissions for submission to the board of trustees.
  2. The board of trustees will rank the projects based on their response to the prompt. In years when there are enough funds to do so, the board may also elect to award partial scholarships (up to $8000) to runners-up.
  3. The director will then notify the winner(s) of their scholarship after the next board meeting.