We began, as so many other families, with a search for an amazing school for our own 2 year old daughter. And just as it was for so many others, it quickly became apparent that this was no easy task. There seemed not to be enough schools and certainly very few that had all the programs we wanted for our child, ones that we could afford, and especially ones that had any availability within a year's time. It was a maddening experience. We found that we had to lower our expectations to find a location that seemed relatively safe and that our child would be at least loved and cared for. We settled, but because we sadly felt we had no other options.
It wasn't until our second daughter came onto the scene that our relative comfort suddenly changed. With Ryanne's many years in the Education industry and with my many years of business and data analysis experience, we planned and saved for years to launch this empowered dream. In October 2015, we both left our secure jobs and launched Argo Navis School from our home in Mid Wilshire. Our primary goal was to implement all the extraordinary, innovative, and progressive programs we longed to have, and to build a curriculum and philosophy that are supported by many decades of research from across the world.
From our modest family childcare with a handful of families from the living room of our house, we rapidly grew into an extraordinary community of over 100 amazing families in just a few years. Our singular ambition to build upon an educational model which focuses on 'joyful learning' has drawn the attention and imagination of families all across Los Angeles looking for a program that stretches beyond the old boundaries of standardized education. We do not 'teach to the test' but guide young students to learn what motivates, excites, and inspires them to connect learning in a meaningful and powerful way. Human beings are natural explorers, driven by curiosity and innovation to develop their lives, achieve dreams, and to help one another. By tapping into what motivates us, we access the ability to become inspired to learn as much as possible-- not to simply pass a test but to explore, discover, create, and invent. To test the limits and discover for ourselves what is possible. Our goal at Argo Navis is to unveil how each child learns by tapping into their interests and passions, thereby crafting a learning plan based upon those passions. This is joyful learning, and it is deep and lasting.
The "Ship Argo" legend is one of passion and inspiration. The Argo was a divinely inspired ship-- the first ship ever built to set sail into the unknown. It represents the daring spirit of a maverick, an explorer, and an adventurer to seek out an elusive prize that rewards with endless abundance. "Argo Navis" is also a constellation that guides travelers to their destinations as they look up into the night sky.
We are so pleased to introduce you to Argo Navis School, and we invite you to learn more about the work we do and join us in this exciting adventure!