When do you meet?

Tulsa Living Education meets each Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Where do you meet?

We meet in a church in West Tulsa, OK. We will have plenty of classroom space for each classroom. We hope to build gardens to work on outside and have a set time for nature study in the yard outside the church.  (Tulsa Living Education is not affiliated with the church other than location.)

What curriculum do you follow?

T.L.E. utilizes the Alveary curriculum from the Charlotte Mason Institute.

What is the role of parents at T.L.E.?

On Monday and Wednesday, you just drop off your students! On Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, parents are responsible for instruction at home. We do not dictate what you are to teach at home but if you desire assistance the director or one of our experienced teachers can advise you.

What grades do you offer?

T.L.E. offers grades Pre K/Kindergarten through 6th grade. 

How old must my child be to apply for T.L.E.?

Students must be 5 years old by August 1, 2022 for entry into our Kindergarten program.

How many students will be in my child’s class?

Most classes are limited to 12 students.  Some of our younger classes are limited to 10 students. T.L.E. is highly individualized with low class sizes, allowing teachers to differentiate learning and meet all students at their level.

Where do I obtain my student’s books and materials?

Prior to the start of the new academic year, T.L.E. provides parents with a comprehensive list of books and supplies which will be required for students. We allow parents to purchase these items in order to keep our costs down. Many families may already have these books, choose to check-out from the library, or can find them at an inexpensive price. 

Do you assign homework?

Students will not receive homework but older students may have reading to take home and finish before the next class day so we can stay on schedule.  

How do you assess the students?

T.L.E. does not grade students in a traditional sense. Because of our small teacher-to-student ratio, teachers have the benefit of knowing each child well and can monitor progress and set expectations that are appropriate for each individual student. At the end of each term, teachers will administer comprehensive exams to evaluate students’ broad understanding. These exams may be oral or written, depending on the needs of the students and the curricular content. These exams are then reviewed by teachers and shared with parents.

Will the students wear uniforms?

T.L.E. does not wish to inhibit a child’s comfort, or cause undue financial strain upon the clothing budget. We require that clothing and outerwear be appropriate for the season and weather. We also ask that clothing remains modest, respectful, and in alignment with our school dress code. Students will have the option to purchase a school t-shirt before the Fall semester begins.

How will lunch work?

Each child will need to bring a packed lunch and a small snack.  We eat lunch at 12:30 and some of our younger students get hungry before lunch so we give them a small, quiet snack time during lessons.