Would you like to know more about a progressive approach to education? Come join us to talk about Raintree Kindergarten. It's an environment that honors the light of the child, while giving them the skills for success in the future. We are Reggio-Inspired, which for us, means we have a year-long, civic-minded project. We have an inclusive tuition, amaz...

Vaskebjorn is the ultimate gathering of educators: a place for sharing innovative approaches and ideas to enhance place-based learning in wild spaces. The first Vaskebjorn was held in 2016 at Raintree School in St. Louis and many educators have enjoyed an intimate, dynamic experience at their beautiful Reggio-inspired school over the past three years....

"Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success."

Tim Brown

CEO of IDEO

Why save all the fun for grown-ups?  Raintree kids don't.  They've taken the lessons from Stanford's d. school and integrated...

After a year of dreaming and planning and dreaming some more, the time has come to bring our ;attest big, hairy, audacious goal to life.   Forest Hymn for Little Girls shouts across the globe - girls need wild spaces - or will with your help!  Following girls under the age of six, this documentary will influence the course of young girls' home and scho...

Helping an entire community (of people, cars, and deer) takes time.  It happens in “eurekas” and “ah hahs”.  During whispers in the playground cave and chats along the forest trail, plans are hatched and schemes are laid. 

Ideas to help a community must incubate. Watching and listening is a slow gestation.  Observations must be measured and in...

Save the date!  Raintree School is hosting a gathering of educators aimed at promoting an informed, significant, and realistic change in education while sharing innovative approaches and research to enhance place-based learning in wild spaces.  We call it Vaskebjorn.

By showcasing all the Midwest has to offer and highlighting the richness and depth...

Human beings require courage, commitment, and desire to get involved in social interests, to be active citizens in a democratic society.  Children do too.

A defining feature of Raintree is our focus allowing our students genuine participation where children take part in making meaning of a problem, defining it, analyzing it root causes, and envisioning...

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2100 South Mason Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63131

​tel. 314.858.1033

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