Serving the Unique Abilities and Needs of Middle School Students
Is The Yew for You?
Located a 500-acre nature preserve with forest, fields, ponds, creeks, and waterfalls, The Yew School is a big change from the school setting you might be used to. The Yew School is designed for sixth through eigth-grade students who will thrive in an experiential, project-based, inquiry-led educational setting. With less time seated at a desk and in front of a screen, you will discover strengths that may not be apparent in a typical classroom.
Find us at 9494 Lobelia Road Hillsboro, WV 24946. We have carpool options from Marlinton, Lewisburg, and points in between.
The Yew Difference
It's not just the classroom that looks different. It's the approach. We are small enough to see you as an individual, and large enough to give you room to grow into the person you want to be. The Yew School will prioritize values of “inside-out” leadership that start with understanding of the self and increasingly extends to larger communities.
You will learn to be a steward, or caretaker, of your physical, social, and emotional health, of your path as a learner, and of the land that supports you. The natural environment will be a rich source of academic content, a setting for physical exertion and challenge, an inspiration for reflection and artistic expression, and a laboratory for hands-on projects that have relevance to your studies and to your life.
Roots and Branches
This White Oak is an awe-inspiring resident of the Yew Mountain Center. It is a reminder to dig in deeply to draw nourishment and wisdom from our native soil while stretching outwards towards a more distant light that allows us to explore wider territory and to provide nourishment, shelter, and inspiration for ourselves and others. We use this metaphor of our oak to look beyond our immediate environment to learn about the wider world of human experience.
Like the oak, we adapt to conditions, change with the seasons, and rely on the members of our interconnected community. The Yew School will function as a connected organism, welcoming input from our students and families, and growing in response to changing needs. We invite you to participate in these sapling days of The Yew School to co-create a vibrant educational ecosystem.