Setting the standard in early education & child care

The mission of  The Compass School is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes your child’s depth of knowledge while inspiring a life-long love of learning.


Reggio Emilia-Inspired Learning

Through the Reggio Emilia-inspired approach, children are given the tools and support to steer through their own distinct paths of discovery. Our project-based curriculum encourages children to be active participants in the learning process and to develop the skills needed to explore their ideas, interests, and questions in a meaningful way.

  • Philosophy

    The Reggio Emilia philosophy was developed in a town in northern Italy bearing that name, and it is routinely recognized worldwide as an exemplary model for early childhood education. The foundation of this approach lies in the image of the child as unique, strong, curious and full of potential.


  • Communication & Documentation

    At The Compass School, we recognize that outstanding communication is an essential component of a high-quality school experience for any parent. We utilize many communication channels to document and share information regarding each child’s social, emotional and cognitive development.


  • Environment

    We strive to offer children a uniquely warm, inviting and child-centered school environment in which to explore, discover, and grow. Reggio-Inspired programs typically refer to the environment as the “third teacher,” and value its critical role in supporting and enhancing the learning journey.


Our Early Childhood Programs

In order to best serve the needs of our community, we offer a wide variety of program options for children from six weeks to twelve years of age. In addition to our full-time programs, parents can select part-time schedules for their infants, toddlers, two-year-olds, preschoolers, or school-age children.

Program offerings and/or age ranges may vary slightly depending on the state in which you live. Please contact The Compass School nearest you for exact information regarding program age requirements and offerings. Thank you for your interest!