MUSE SCHOOL

MUSE Global School will be offering in-person instruction starting Fall 2021 for Early Childhood Education through 12th Grade. We are excited to welcome students back to our beautiful campus located in Calabasas, California.

About MUSE Global School
Calabasas, California

MUSE Global School is inspired by the award winning MUSE School and an in-person extension of MUSE Virtual. It is an internationally recognized, award-winning school, a high-performance learning lab that focuses on eco-literacy and serves as a beacon of sustainable living and design founded in 2006 by Suzy Amis Cameron and her husband, James Cameron.

Our in-person school encompasses Early Childhood Education through 12th grade students that will experience our Five Pillar Approach to learning – Academics, Passion-Based Learning, Communication, Self-Efficacy and Sustainability. We teach the whole child – focusing on more than academics. Each grade level is designed for your student to thrive!

Our Five Pillars serve as the educational philosophy guiding all that we do and all that our students learn. MUSE Global has created standards or educational milestones for each grade within each of the Five Pillars.

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Communication
Sustainability
Self Efficacy
Passion
Academics
Five Pillars

Academics

Teachers at every grade level cover core subjects, including math, science, language arts, social studies, history, etc. Grade level knowledge is based on standards which have been approved by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Passion-Based Learning

Inspiring students to engage in their passions. MUSE infuses Passion- Based Learning with Core Academics to create learning opportunities that are challenging, individualized and unique. Students are encouraged through their interests and passions to learn at a deep and meaningful level.

Self-Efficacy

Self-efficacy is defined as “my belief in my ability to be successful by accessing my open, resourceful and persistent skill sets.” Research shows that a student’s belief in their ability to succeed directly relates to being successful.

Communication

Preparing students to effectively communicate with an ever-evolving world. MUSE uses the Process Communication Model (PCM), a platform to help students and teachers assess, connect, motivate others, understand behavior, communicate effectively and resolve conflict.

Sustainabilty

Sustainability standards in each grade level are studied and practiced at MUSE Virtual in a tangible way. Students collaborate on solution-oriented projects and attend specialized weekly classes. They explore and examine sustainability from an internal, school, and global perspective.

Other benefits of MUSE Global School:

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BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS

Breathtaking campus located in the Santa Monica mountains

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DELICIOUS LUNCHES

Delicious plant-based lunches prepared by an in-house Chef

GREEN KITCHEN

Greenest Kitchen Award – MUSE Global School Kitchen

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SPECIALIST CLASSES

Sparking creative thought and igniting passions for all students

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SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS

Solar panel sun flowers offset 75 to 90 percent of energy use

AFTERSCHOOL

Afterschool Enrichment Programs & Afterschool Care

OUR MISSION: INSPIRING AND PREPARING YOUNG PEOPLE TO LIVE CONSCIOUSLY WITH THEMSELVES, ONE ANOTHER, AND THE PLANET.

EXPLORE OUR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECE)

MUSE Global Schools’ Early Childhood Education Program is for children 2.3 – 5 years of age. This incompases Early Childhood, Early Kindergarten and Kindergarten. MUSE’s unique program is based on child centered, play based learning and principals of individual personalities and community.

About our Early Childhood Education
Our program is centered around passion-based projects. ECE students have opportunities to explore, hypothesize, question and discuss their passions and interests while teachers facilitate, observe and document. Teacher’s observations, combined with student input, create the basis for our unique approach to curriculum, which we call Passion-Based Learning. It is the children’s ideas and passions that guide individual and classroom projects. Our goal is to discover and deeply understand each child, including what they love, and how they learn best.

Students are introduced to beginning literacy, math, and science concepts — all in a warm, nurturing environment. Students have weekly enrichment courses including Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Gardening, Seed To Table, and Outdoor Education.

ECE Program Age Specifics:
The placement of children into classrooms is based on the age of the child by September 1st.
All students must be potty trained and fully vaccinated.

Ages as of September 1, 2021
Early Childhood Class: 2.3 – 3.7 (two years three months – three years seven months)
Early Kindergarten: 3.8 – 5 years (three years eight months – five years)
Kindergarten: 5 years and up


EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM

Language
Through stories and songs, we are encouraging a rapidly growing vocabulary in our Early Childhood Classroom. Students are able to engage in a conversation and use their language to express their wants and goals. ECC students are becoming active listeners who engage and can maintain focus during a Morning Meeting or Circle Time.

Literacy
Our youngest MUSE students are gaining a love of literacy through stories, songs, and poems. They are gaining meaning through hearing stories read aloud and are encouraged to share their observations about a particular story. ECC Students are beginning to recognize letters in print and can recognize the letters in their own name. They are beginning to create “letter-like” designs on paper and are encouraged to make pictures that represent an idea.

Math
ECC Students can count and recognize numbers 1-10 in print. They are taught that numbers represent quantity through puzzles, games, and hands-on activities. Through hands-on opportunities with our classroom manipulatives, students work on recognizing and putting together simple shapes, and creating simple patterns.

Science
Through hikes and adventures around our MUSE campus, our youngest students are introduced to the natural world and encouraged to make observations and comparisons about their environment. Students are given opportunities to ask “who,” “what,” “why,” and “how” questions.

Social Studies
Learning how to play and communicate is truly at the center of what we do within the ECC classroom. Our goal is for students to feel confident within the MUSE community. Students work on separating from parents and transitioning easily through the day and are encouraged to consistently share their thoughts and feelings through classroom discussions and one-on-one “check-ins” with friends.


EARLY KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

Language
EK Students are beginning to make reflective connections and engage in active conversations with teachers and peers. They are encouraged to express their opinions and feelings when engaging with friends. Students in EK will ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information or clarify something that is not understood. Through consistent journaling, students are dictating stories for teachers to write down.

Literacy
Our EK Students are gaining pre-reading skills through daily read-alouds and interactive circle times. Students are encouraged to attempt to retell a story that has been read and ask and answer questions about a text.

These students are strengthening their phonological awareness by beginning to recognize and write upper case letters and their sounds. They are able to create drawings with distinctive shapes and symbols that represent their thoughts or ideas.

Math
EK students can count and recognize numbers 1-30 in print. They are learning to create simple patterns and geometric shapes using paper as well as hands-on manipulatives. The students are gaining an understanding of the concept of measurement through using non-standard units learning the idea of “more” and “less.”

Science
The EK students are becoming inquisitive thinkers who are gaining an understanding of the Scientific Method. Through exploring new materials and textures, classroom experiments, and campus explorations, students are encouraged to make observations and predictions. Students are beginning to understand the natural world through exploring different habitats and the qualities specific to living things.

Social Studies
The EK students are gaining confidence in themselves and their role within the school community. They participate in classroom jobs and help in creating the classroom agreements. These students are encouraged to notice diversity in human characteristics and celebrate the differences between themselves and their peers.


KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

Language
Through classroom discussions, Kindergarten students are able to produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities. They can confidently ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information or clarify something that is not understood. Students are beginning to demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites. The kindergarteners can follow agreements for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).

Literacy
Kindergarten students are truly diving into the world of literacy as they begin to recognize different genres of literacy. They are able to recognize the relationship between illustrations and text and can compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in different stories. With prompting and support, students are able to identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

The Kindergarteners are beginning to read and can recognize and write upper and lower case letters. They are able to associate long and short vowel sounds in common words and are beginning to read age appropriate texts. Students are using a combination of drawing, dictating and writing to compose opinion, informative, and narrative pieces.

Math
Kindergarten students are strengthening their number skills as they practice counting to 100 by 1s and 10s, count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence, and identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group. They are beginning to grasp the concept of estimation through work with tangible manipulatives. The Kindergarteners are able to identify 2D and 3D shapes and are beginning to put shapes together to build complex structures.

Science
Kindergarten students are beginning to understand that some materials are changeable. They conceptualize that water can be a liquid or a solid and can be made to change back and forth from one form to another, and that changes in weather occur from day to day and across seasons, affecting the Earth and people. Through science experiments and journaling, students are communicating observations orally and through drawings.

Social Studies
Kindergarten students are beginning to hone their map skills as they determine the relative locations of objects using the terms near/far, left/right, and behind/ in front. They can distinguish land and water on maps and globes and are encouraged to construct maps and models of their own neighborhood. They are gaining confidence in their role within the MUSE community and are able to understand and appreciate the roles of other members of the community, as well.


WHAT MUSE FAMILIES ARE SAYING

“I have not run across anyone whose child has a more organized and/or comprehensive remote school program than MUSE. That includes public and private schools. MUSE is amazing and it is great for the kids academically, socially, and actually I think mentally too. The teachers and the curriculum are outstanding, as always. Thank you all so much. Health and wellness to you and your families.”

— Selena, 9th Grade Parent

“My husband and I are so grateful for everything you are doing for your students. In-person learning is so impressive and you create so much joy for the kids. Our boys are so happy to see you, their friends, and have fun on the lessons. Thank you for being you!”

— Maria, 1st and 4th Grade Parent

“I am so grateful for you and how you’re bringing the kids together and continuing their learning through all of this, with ease and fun and just going over and beyond. It means a lot to us.”

— Stephanie, Kinder Parent

“Our favorite thing about Muse Global School is the engagement the teachers bring to every day. From the beginning of Muse’s journey the staff have a unique engaging quality about the education they offer. Nobody saw 2020 coming, but Muse seemed to be ready for the challenge.”

— Adam, 6th and 9th Grade Parent

ELEMENTARY PROGRAM

MUSE Global Schools’ Elementary Program infuses Passion-Based Learning with Core Academics to create learning opportunities that are meaningful and unique. This includes Grades 1-6. Students connect their passions with academics while teachers ensure that grade level milestones are woven into classroom studies and projects as well as individual passion projects. Students are also provided weekly enrichment courses in the areas of Art, Music, Gardening, Seed To Table, and Outdoor Education. All students must be fully vaccinated.


1ST GRADE CURRICULUM

Literacy
First grade students become avid readers! In first grade, students will develop a deeper understanding of books they read by identifying key details and features across a variety of texts. Students meet in daily reading groups where they receive individualized instruction to improve reading comprehension and fluency. First graders put their words on paper to tell stories, express opinions and share information. They gain practice in the writing process by rereading, editing, and through peer collaboration.

Math
First grade mathematicians grow their number sense and operations. Students will work with adding and subtracting double digit numbers and understanding place value up to the hundreds place. Students will begin to see see how math concepts learned in school can be applied to real world situations by using their skills to solve addition and subtraction story problems. Through inquiry and hands on exploration, students will also develop skills in measurement and data as well as geometry.

Science
Our first grade scientists will explore physical, life and earth sciences. Students explore solids, liquids and gases and the properties of each state. They study animals and their habitats, plants, and weather. First graders learn to record data from their experiments and investigations by creating bar graphs and drawing diagrams to portray their observations.

Social Studies
First graders learn historical connections, map skills, economics, and government. They study significant people and places, symbols and holidays of their nation and communities. Students also learn to read and construct simple maps.


2ND GRADE CURRICULUM

Literacy
MUSE second graders are thriving readers! In second grade students begin picking their own independent reading books about their passions and interests. In second grade, students participate daily in small groups to build fluency and comprehension partner reading as well as collaborating in partner book studies. Second grade students also enjoy exploring the writing process through a daily “Writer’s Workshop.” Students learn to express their ideas on paper, take feedback from peers during the editing process, publish their writing and become proud authors.

Math
Second grade students love exploring numbers and growing their place value knowledge. Second grade students focus on growing their number concepts and mathematical calculations of numbers 101-1,000! Through hands-on opportunities with our classroom manipulatives, students learn to count money, tell time to the minute, solve word problems, and solve multi-stepped addition and subtraction problems.

Science
Second grade students explore physical, life and earth sciences. Through hikes and adventures around our MUSE campus, second graders begin discussing rock types, land formations, soils and the physical attributes of plants. Second grade students also learn to conduct research experiments and walk through the steps of the scientific method. Students also enjoy exploring the forces of motion, gravity’s attributes and magnetism.

Social Studies
Historical connections, map skills, economics and government guide the second grade social studies curriculum. Students engage in lessons about local and state government and how bills become laws. They also enjoy learning to read and create maps. Students love learning about the people, places and policies of the past. They conduct their own independent research projects about International and American influencers of the twentieth century.


3rd GRADE CURRICULUM

Literacy
The third graders at MUSE embark on a literacy journey through both reading and writing activities. During the third grade year, students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. The third graders begin to think critically about elements of fiction and nonfiction, and develop a variety of comprehension strategies. The students also strengthen their foundation of writing by sharing their ideas, interests, and passions. They will also practice the writing process including editing and revising.

Math
Third grade students develop their number sense and build on their mathematical knowledge to learn new, complex concepts. Multiplication strategies are taught through hands on learning and applied to other skills. From division and fractions to telling time and measurement, the third grade students actively learn with manipulatives, games, projects, and a developing growth mindset!

Science
Third grade students enjoy a variety of science including physical, life, and earth sciences. Using our very own MUSE campus as our science lab, students discover the states of matter, forms of energy, the Sun, and the Solar System. Third graders conduct experiments using the scientific method and explore the world around them.

Social Studies
The third graders take a glimpse of our California and United States history through our MUSE social studies program. Students explore the physical geography and maps of Southern California. They study the local Native tribes who once lived in our very own valleys, and they also research the beginnings of the United States highlighting the courageous individuals who paved the way for our freedoms.


4th GRADE CURRICULUM

Literacy
Our fourth graders are busy growing their abilities as readers and writers. In our literary studies, students are exploring the structural elements of poems and dramas, comparing and contrasting point-of-view, and making connections in regards to themes and patterns of events. Fourth grade students also work hard to make inferences, utilize academic language, and pull evidence from informational text. In the area of writing, fourth graders continue their practice with opinion, explanatory, and narrative writing, while also working toward writing five-paragraph essays.

Math
MUSE fourth graders are passionate about our math explorations! Through engaging, hands-on activities, students continue to solidify their understanding and fluency with multiplication and division, along with geometric measurement. They also work hard to develop a strong grasp of fractions, including comparing fractions, generating equivalent fractions, and adding and subtracting fractions.

Science
Our fourth grade students are natural scientists! Throughout the year they delve into the world of physical science as they explore energy and light reflection. In earth science, we investigate rock formations, fossils, and weathering through observation and measurement. Lastly, from the structure of plants to the classification of mammals, our life science studies keep MUSE students engaged and passionate about the world around them.

Social Studies
Fourth grade students at MUSE learn the story of their home state, unique in American history in terms of its vast and varied geography, its waves of immigration, its continuous diversity, economic energy, and rapid growth. Students will expand their map skills as they plot and identify locations and characteristics throughout California. They will also examine the effects of the Gold Rush on settlements, daily life, politics, and the economy.


5th GRADE CURRICULUM

Literacy
MUSE fifth graders are enthusiastic readers and writers. In fifth grade, students read and analyze a variety of genres including poetry, narratives, informational texts and more. They read to learn new information, strengthen their critical thinking skills, and develop their own writing craft. Students participate in weekly fluency practice, vocabulary studies, and become active readers through annotating text and posing and answering their own comprehension questions. Fifth graders participate in collaborative novel studies, independent reading, learn how to conduct research and navigate through credible sources. Students express themselves and show what they know in writing through journal entries, opinion pieces, narratives, and informational text. Students begin to take ownership of the writing process by experimenting with different ways of brainstorming, drafting, peer editing, revising and publishing their work.

Math
In fifth grade, students directly explore measurement through U.S. customary units and the Metric System during hands-on experiments and passion-based projects. Fifth graders learn to gather and interpret data collections. Number and Operations in Base Ten is expressed through a myriad of real-world situations. In Fifth Grade, students are developing math fluency through the multiplication, division, addition and subtraction of fractions. Students’ understanding of mathematical concepts are strengthened through researched thematic projects. Geometry is explored in volume with real life activities and demonstrations. Data sets with graphing of student interest topics are calculated and translated to inventive grids. The foundations of being a mathematical learner is highly influenced by Jo Boaler. Students learn how to approach mathematical concepts with an open mindset and an understanding that failing forward can lead to positive growth.

Science
At MUSE School, fifth graders are inquisitive, innovative, experiential learners. Students engage in science concepts through Scientific Inquiry and hands on experiences. Students enjoy making their own discoveries and have many “aha moments” that they share with their classmates. Through Biodiversity, students explore Life Sciences discovering Plant Life and Water. Fifth graders take excursions to local water recycling plants, watersheds and study about campus groundwater. Earth Sciences are explored through the understanding of the Solar System/NASA and Weather. Students are introduced into the Physical Science elements. Fifth graders study the human body and learn about the digestion and the circulatory system. Mentorships from the local community give a real world understanding to science research and discoveries. The campus’s natural beauty and geographical location give students an outdoor perspective and hands-on experiments to inquire, test and learn. The school’s philosophy of One Meal A Day is incorporated into student learning through the school’s gardens, repurposing of materials, composting and our Waterflow of Naturally Filtered Water.

Social Studies
Fifth graders start off the year learning about Pre-Columbian settlements and Native Americans’ way of life. Students learn about the explorers and the technological developments made during European colonization. Throughout fifth grade social studies lessons, students engage in geographical study through map making and identifying water and land routes of the explorers. Fifth graders get to experience what life was like during the development of the 13 colonies all the way up to the American Revolution through a historical fiction novel study. Students enjoy developing their own opinions, thoughts, or feelings about historical content and sharing with their peers. Fifth graders spend time learning about the start of the U.S. government. Students conduct studies analyzing the meaning and purpose of the Articles of Confederation, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution. They learn about the three branches of government and the fundamental principles of American constitutional democracy. Students enjoy learning about the 50 states as they create their own maps and make connections between what they learned in class, their personal travels, and the United States.


6th GRADE CURRICULUM

Literacy
MUSE sixth graders are confident and curious readers. In sixth grade, students delve deeper in textual analysis as they examine different works and evaluate their impact. Students focus on each author’s tone, structure and use of language in order to unravel the written craft as a piece of art and a tool for writing. Students experience literature in a variety of forms through plays, novel studies, and while researching their individual passions. Sixth graders begin to develop their own unique writer’s voice through their argumentative essays, explanatory texts, and narratives. Students learn to embellish their writing by incorporating figurative language and manipulating tone through word choice and sensory details. They expand their vocabulary through application and independent inquiry. Students get the opportunity to use their evidence gathering skills to debate hot topics during class Socratic discussions.

Math
Sixth Grade Math follows a rigorous curriculum that includes basic computation, geometry, estimation, problem solving, and algebra. Math is often integrated into other content areas as students create graphs and surveys, solve group problems, or predict outcomes of experimentation. To prepare for real-world uses of mathematics and advanced concepts, students build their mathematical thinking skills daily with warm-ups and open-ended problem solving. Students encounter statistics and probability simulations driven by student interests. Students are eager to dive into Ratios and Probability with hands-on passion-based projects and interactive games. Students investigate rational and irrational numbers. Sixth graders design projects based around quantitative measures of median, mean, interquartile range, and mean absolute deviation. Algebraic thinking is explored using puzzles, balances and hands-on exploration. They delve deeper with complex Mathematical expressions and equations relating to real world experiences. Sixth graders enjoy integrating STEAM concepts through Geometric decomposition and composition of shapes.

Science
In 6th Grade, Science experiences are challenging, experiential with real-world application over cross curricular themes. Students explore social growth and self-awareness for prevalent scientific issues that face our community and world. Students are encouraged to take risks, inspire others and become lifelong learners in science. The Process Communication Model is used within the exploration of science as students focus on themselves, one another and build teamwork to accomplish experimental goals. Students apply Scientific Inquiry during class and independent experiments. Sixth graders use microscopes to enhance the learning of Life Science as they examine cellular structures and genetics. Students experience Earth Science through cycling of water, air mass, weather conditions, atmospheric and oceanic climate changes. Inquiry plays a huge factor when understanding global changes. They get the opportunity to use the MUSE SunFlower project and apply it to solar scientific concepts. Data is collected and transferred to mathematical and scientific results that students can use for a wide diversity of projects. Scientific discoveries are investigated and come alive with Mentorships from the local community.

Social Studies
Sixth graders eagerly begin their social studies experience exploring the Paleolithic era through archaeological studies. Students then engage in a variety of project and inquiry-based activities researching about the geographical, political, economic, religious, and social structures of ancient civilizations. Students participate in a combination of collaborative assignments, independent activities, student-led, and teacher-led lessons as well as field trips in order to bring ancient history alive. Through their research, students uncover the history of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Kush, the ancient Hebrews, Greek, Indian, Chinese and Roman civilizations. In the process of learning about the history and culture of the civilizations, students engage in lessons about geographical features and familiarize themselves with a world map. Students enjoy cartography and sharing about their own diverse cultures with their peers. Through the learning of the past, students become advocates for their future.


MIDDLE SCHOOL

MUSE’s Middle School curriculum for 7th to 8th grade is inspired from the students interests and passions. The core subjects of language arts, math, technology, science, social studies, visual and performing arts and music are integrated into a curricular framework that include passion-based projects. Students choose their project topics which are in-depth and interdisciplinary in nature and inspire them to engage in sophisticated research. We encourage students to use their community in authentic ways, through interviews, mentorships, and real-world experiences to deepen their understanding. Projects are presented to the community at the end of each semester.

Along with core academics, students also enjoy weekly enrichment courses in the areas of Music, Art, Maker, and Seed to Table Gardening, and Outdoor Education.

The MUSE Middle School education develops student’s understanding of global citizenship and encourages their ability to make a difference in their communities both at home and globally.


7th GRADE CURRICULUM

Humanities – History
Students become global historians as they learn about the geography, religion, achievements, politics, economics, and social structures from around the world during the middle ages.

Humanities – Language Arts
Students read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts including novels, poems, essays, and short stories. Students are constantly writing (creative and academic pieces), researching, and presenting their work.

Math
Students are encouraged to think about math in a variety of ways and show their understanding in ways that resonate with them, not just in the traditional way. Students focus on four areas

  • Developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships
  • Applying and extend previous knowledge of operations with fractions, decimals, and positive and negative numbers
  • Solving real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expression and equations
  • Summarizing and describing statistical distributions.

MUSORY
MUSORY is a time when students focus on self-efficacy and communication. Students set and reflect on their goals, participate in self-efficacy lessons, discuss and address community issues, practice compassionate confrontations as well as discuss and journal elements of communication and personality. MUSORY topics are guided by the self-efficacy and communication milestones.

Science
Students are introduced to several concepts from different areas of science. Fundamental areas covered include computer programming, chemistry foundations, scientific math skills, systems of the human body, cells, DNA, evolution and sustainability.


8th GRADE CURRICULUM

Humanities – History
Students focus on U.S. history from the founding of the American Republic through the end of the nineteenth century. Throughout this course, students will confront the themes of freedom, equality, and liberty and their changing definitions over time. This course will also explore the geography of place, movement, and region, starting with the Atlantic Seaboard and then exploring American westward expansion and economic development, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and finally, industrialization.

Humanities – Language Arts
Students read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts including novels, poems, essays, and short stories. Students are constantly writing (creative and academic pieces), researching, and presenting their work.

Math
Students are encouraged to think about math in a variety of ways and show their understanding in ways that resonate with them, not just in the traditional way. Students focus on four main areas

  • Expanding prior knowledge of operations with fractions, decimals, and positive and negative numbers
  • Applying equations in one and two variables
  • Understanding the concept of a function to describe quantitative relationships
  • Understanding angles and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

MUSORY
MUSORY is a time when students focus on self-efficacy and communication. Students set and reflect on their goals, participate in self-efficacy lessons, discuss and address community issues, practice compassionate confrontations as well as discuss and journal elements of communication and personality. MUSORY topics are guided by the self-efficacy and communication milestones.

Science
Students build on several concepts from the 7th grade science course such as computer programming, chemistry foundations, scientific math skills, systems of the human body, cells, DNA, evolution and sustainability. Additionally, the students are challenged to incorporate algebra skills into their scientific thinking.


HIGH SCHOOL

High School students play an important role in developing and driving their learning experience. Students’ academic experience is embedded in their passion-based work.

This approach enables teachers to guide students as they make connections across academic disciplines that expand and enrich learning and understanding. MUSE’s interdisciplinary approach fosters opportunities to deeply explore and engage in the humanities, mathematics, science, and the arts.

Students engage in a range of learning activities that deepen their critical thinking skills by connecting learning to real world problem solving. Internships, mentorships, dual enrollment in college courses, service learning activities, and independent study opportunities support the experiential learning program.


9th GRADE CURRICULUM

Algebra 1
This course reintroduces students to the real number system and the process of evaluating and simplifying expressions. Students will explore the definitions and behaviors of a function, and apply what they’ve learned to solving and graphing linear equations. The class then moves on to defining and understanding polynomials and functions of two variables. Students learn to analyze, factor, and graph quadratic, exponential, and rational functions. Throughout, curriculum will be delivered through short and long-term projects, independent explorations, and through individual students’ passion projects.

Biology
Biology covers several fundamentals: cells, macromolecules, taxonomy, human body systems, environmental cycles, genetics and evolution. Fundamentals in chemistry are also covered for the purpose of delving deeper into genetics, cells, and macromolecules. A special emphasis is placed on the environmental cycles and their relation to MUSE’s Seed to Table program and commitment to sustainability.

Humanities 1
A study of World History, Geography and Cultures from Ancient civilizations through the Renaissance (1500 B.C.E. to 1700 C.E.). This course examines the relationship between geography and cultural developments, the legacy and contributions of Ancient civilizations, the scientific, philosophical, political and artistic discoveries of The Middle Ages and Renaissance, and the beliefs and practices of the major world religions. All units connect the past to current events and contemporary global realities with emphasis on chronological developments, geographical knowledge, and understanding and respect for cultures and cultural differences. This course is entitled “World History I-Geography, Culture, and Religion”

MUSORY
MUSORY is a time when students focus on self-efficacy and communication. Students set and reflect on their goals, participate in self-efficacy lessons, discuss and address community issues, practice compassionate confrontations as well as discuss and journal elements of communication and personality. MUSORY topics are guided by the self-efficacy and communication milestones.


10th GRADE CURRICULUM

Chemistry
The chemistry course covers several fundamentals: the periodic table, nomenclature, the mole, chemical equations, thermodynamics, acid/base chemistry, oxidation/reduction, and stoichiometry. Labs are sprinkled throughout the year to bring the concepts to life and enhance the students’ understanding and appreciation for chemistry.

Geometry
This course will acquaint students with the language of logic, formal and informal mathematical writing, and the building blocks of Euclidean Geometry.   Students explore coordinate geometry within the context of points, lines, planes and how all three can define figures and spatial relationships in two and three-dimensions. Students will use Inductive and deductive reasoning to create and prove existing mathematical arguments about angle relationships, lines & planes, triangles’ properties, polygons’ properties, circles, area, and volume. Throughout, curriculum is delivered through abstract analysis, real-world applications, and students’ individual passion projects.

Humanities II
A study of Modern World History from the Glorious Revolution through contemporary events and developments (1700 C.E to the present). This course investigates the major turning points that defined and shaped our modern world. It examines the shifts in thinking, the discoveries and innovations, the conflicts, the rebellions, and the revolutions that have transpired over the last 300 years. All units connect the past to the present with emphasis on geography, culture, political systems, economics, scientific and technological developments, population changes, causes and consequences of wars, and the ever-shrinking and interconnected world. This course is entitled “World History II-Change, Rebellion, and the Interconnected World.”

MUSORY
MUSORY is a time when students focus on self-efficacy and communication. Students set and reflect on their goals, participate in self-efficacy lessons, discuss and address community issues, practice compassionate confrontations as well as discuss and journal elements of communication and personality. MUSORY topics are guided by the self-efficacy and communication milestones.


11th GRADE CURRICULUM

Algebra II
This course will reintroduce the major themes of Algebra I (linear and quadratic functions) in order to open the door to more complex algebraic analysis. Students will explore the factors and products of polynomial functions, simplify and evaluate rational functions, and learn the applications of irrational and imaginary numbers. Special focus is given to the shape, behavior, and properties of quadratic, logarithmic, and exponential functions. Advanced topics of sequences and series and matrices will be conveyed through in-depth projects and through individual students’ passion projects.

Humanities III
A study of American History and Government from the early Colonial Period through contemporary events and developments in the United States (1600 C.E. to the present). This course examines major events in United States History building upon the knowledge base World History studied in the previous two years. Each unit focuses on the developments of the American spirit and voice, the democratic process, the challenges and conflict that arise in a society rooted in individual freedom.

MUSORY
MUSORY is a time when students focus on self-efficacy and communication. Students set and reflect on their goals, participate in self-efficacy lessons, discuss and address community issues, practice compassionate confrontations as well as discuss and journal elements of communication and personality. MUSORY topics are guided by the self-efficacy and communication milestones.

Physics
Physics is fun. It is everywhere. It is truly the basic science because all of the other sciences depend on its laws. We will explore the vastness of the Creation and as we travel and explore from the innermost portions of the atom to the outer reaches of the known physical universe…and beyond! In this 11th grade course we will cover the techniques of general science and scientists, mechanics, statics and dynamics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the beginnings of modern physics.

Pre-Calculus
This course challenges students to explore the nuance of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Through interactive demos and discussions, students will learn how topics from the Algebra course sequence apply to introductory themes in calculus (sequences, series, and rates of change). The second part of the course is dedicated to discovering trigonometric functions, the polar coordinate plane, and their applications in related quantitative fields of study. Through passion explorations and several key projects, students translate the course topics into new ways of comprehending the quantitative world they live in.


12th GRADE CURRICULUM

Calculus
This is the first introduction into professional mathematics. Besides reviewing trigonometry and logarithms, we will explore limits, functions and graphs, then introduce the notions of differentiation and integration with many real-world applications. The senior-level course is intended to prepare the student for a more comprehensive exploration into calculus at the college/university level.

Climate Change
Climate Change is a new science course this year at MUSE. Humans continue to change our oceans and atmosphere in increasingly negative ways. In the climate change class, students will look at science through the lens of the human influence on the oceans, atmosphere, and soil. The core concepts covered in Climate Change are: acid/base chemistry, polymer chemistry, photosynthesis, respiration, cells, electromagnetic radiation, and the fundamental cycles of nature.

Humanities IV
A study of the principles and developments in philosophical and sociological thinking from Ancient civilizations through contemporary inquiries and expressions (2,000 B.C.E to the present). Students examine philosophical and sociological ideas from a variety of historical sources and perspectives in an effort to examine the self and find meaning and understanding of our world and the human condition.

MUSORY
MUSORY is a time when students focus on self-efficacy and communication. Students set and reflect on their goals, participate in self-efficacy lessons, discuss and address community issues, practice compassionate confrontations as well as discuss and journal elements of communication and personality. MUSORY topics are guided by the self-efficacy and communication milestones.

Yearbook
We will produce the class of 2021 yearbook for MUSE Middle/High School. Students will learn the basics of computer graphics, formats, layouts, fonts and more. Students will be versed in the use of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and other valuable computer applications. Furthermore, we plan on including an attached audio and video DVD of the students, faculty, staff and campus in which students will be including interviews with everyone.


SPECIALIST CLASSES FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS

One of the many things that sets MUSE Global School apart from other online learning private schools, is our special elective courses available to students. This is what sparks creative thought and provides an outlet of imagination that students of all ages crave.


Seed-to-Table

Between our Prime and Upper Campuses, MUSE has over 100 raised garden beds constructed with reclaimed materials. Students choose the plant varieties they want to grow, then sow, tend, and harvest produce for the MUSE Kitchen and MUSE’s community restaurant partners. Gardening opportunities range from one-on-one projects with the Seed-to-Table Director and the Garden Educator to group projects involving several students and members of the community.


Visual Arts

MUSE Arts curriculum includes exercises that develop skill such as artistic perception, creative expression, and aesthetic value. As skills improve, art classes incorporate different techniques and mediums. Student engage in reflection and observation of how and why art is created in different cultures.


Performing Arts

The MUSE Performing Arts Program gives our students the opportunity to engage in all aspects of theater and film, including acting, writing, directing, design, editing, dance and vocal performance. By encouraging students to explore the performing arts, not only do we aim to create informed and skilled theater / filmmakers, but instill self-confidence, imagination, team work, empathy, concentration and communication skills, while providing a fun and often much needed emotional outlet.


World Language

Bonjour! Hola! MUSE offers French and Spanish to fifth grade through twelfth grade students. World Language teachers focus on pronunciation, vocabulary, applications, reading and writing. In addition to the language, teachers expose students to the culture of the countries that speak the language. In Addition to world language classes, MUSE offers Spanish Exploration to ECE students, ECC-Kinder.


Outdoor Education

Outdoor education is ever-present at MUSE School. Our campuses are designed to encourage outdoor exploration and discovery daily. Teachers use our “outdoor classroom” as an environmental preference for study, as well as inspirational motivation for students.

Our Outdoor Education program includes (2) off campus trips per year for all grades. Our students travel to locations around California which include day trips and overnights for the MHS campus. These trips encourage team building as well as special activities which promote community and self-efficacy. MUSE students are an integral part of the planning of these trips. Students help design the menu, plan packing lists, purchase food and assist teachers in designing the schedule of curriculum.

In addition to class trips, MUSE Prime students meet once a week with the Outdoor Director to engage in on campus activities such as hiking, climbing the rock wall, swimming, skating all while developing team building skills.


2021-2022 MUSE GLOBAL SCHOOL—CALABASAS
ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR TUITION

MUSE Global School—Calabasas private school tuition is listed below for Early Childhood Education and Kindergarten through 12th Grade. You have various payment options available—please contact Admissions Director, Alexandra Pesko to discuss the right plan for your family. Discounted tuition is available.

Early Childhood Education & Early Kindergarten (TK)
$22,000

Kindergarten – 5th Grade
$31,035

Middle School – 6th – 8th Grade
$32,890

High School – 9th – 12th Grade
$36,360

HOW TO APPLY FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING

The admissions process is simple. Take a few minutes to complete the steps below to get started. Should you have any questions along the way, feel free to message Alexandra Pesko, our Director of Admissions. She will be happy to walk you through the process.

STEP ONE

Please visit Alexandra’s Calendly and schedule a 30 minute call. During this call, Alexandra will discuss MUSE Global School and the application process.

SCHEDULE A CALL

STEP TWO

Complete the Student Inquiry Form


STEP THREE

Start the Application Process –
There is a $100.00 fee to submit the completed application. Once the application is submitted, please submit the previous two (2) years of academic records for your student, and one (1) teacher recommendation (academic records and teacher recommendations only required for students applying to 1st-12th grades). All application materials are due before scheduling the Student Intake and Parent Interview.


STEP FOUR

Schedule the Student Intake and Parent Interview as directed by the Director of Admissions.

COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN

MUSE Global School – Calabasas has important COVID-19 Information for all families to review. Take a look at the documents below and please let us know if you have any questions.

“The relationship between teacher and student is imperative to a child’s academic success — and is more crucial now, than ever, as young people everywhere are grappling with an increasingly uncertain future. We strongly believe that our MUSE Global Schools platform provides students and families with a consistent, supportive, and thoughtful education model that so many are currently seeking.”

— Suzanne McClure, Director of MUSE Virtual


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