Mansfield Cooperative is a K-8 school providing intimate, comfortable learning environments for multi-age groups (K-4, 5-8). With a small student-teacher ratio and heightened parent involvement, we are able to provide students with individual work plans and interest-based projects. Students feel comfortable in this community to take risks and approach challenges in work that is related to real-life. We value mindfulness and practical life lessons, address emotional intelligence and executive functioning, and incorporate choice and independence into an integrated curriculum. Students often lead their own research projects, including many outings that extend their learning into their home, community, and beyond.