Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. -Yeats

del Sol Was Built for Our Children...

...All of Our Children

 Since Via Pacifica's first school year in 1982 we have been committed to the ongoing pursuit of the education of the 'whole child.' We envisioned a school which would educate not just the mind, but the 'heart and soul.' This educational vision was what my parents wanted for their own children and simply weren't able to find. With a handful of children, they set out to build the school they knew we deserve. In the early 80's, they were excited by new and lesser known theories of education: Constructivism, Project Based Curriculum, Social Emotional Education, Higher Order Thinking Skills, Collaborative Learning, Hands On Learning. Since that time we have witnessed the publication of studies and theories which have validated del Sol's approach and deepened our understanding of the needs of 'the whole child:' Mindfulness, Growth Mindset, Positive Psychology, Reggio Emilia Approach. It is very rewarding to see the latest educational and brain research confirm what my parent's have been putting into practice for over 35 years. My own children are now here at del Sol, settled into the rich traditions and quality practices that have been being built for so long. On behalf of my parents and myself, we hope you will schedule a tour and see for yourselves what has been such a special childhood for all the children who have come through our community. Best,
Kawai Sharp Piper

Barbette and Rick Sharp


Kawai Sharp Piper