COVID-19 Planning and Guidelines

The Lotus School COVID-19 Planning and Guidelines Academic Program Planning While we move through the varying levels of regulations and restrictions on groups meeting together, there are multiple scenarios that we will use depending on the phase of state/county opening (red, yellow, green). When all restrictions and regulations are lifted, we will resume meeting regularly at school. Throughout all phases (red, yellow, green) – Students will take home all needed textbooks and technology. – Google Classroom will be used for organizing daily classes.  – Zoom will be used for remote learning classes/meetings.  – Thinkwave will be…

Caring for yourself and others

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and  the community you live in. Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger. Things…

Lost River Caverns Trip

The Lotus School took an afternoon trip to Lost River Caverns in Hellertown, PA to tour the cave and learn about the local history of the site. We enjoyed seeing the natural mineral formations inside the cave like stalactites, stalagmites, columns, rimstone, and flowstone. Our guide’s grandfather purchased the land soon after the limestone cave was discovered by miners. Successive generations built a mineral and lapidary business, as well as a museum area comprised of geologic artifacts, hunting equipment and trophies, and other interesting artifacts. Experiencing…

Help Us Create Parent Workshops!

Help Us Plan A Parent Workshop Day! Thank you for your continued interest in The Lotus School of Liberal Arts. We are offering a parent workshop day at our school on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm led by various professionals. We have some ideas for topics and would like your input on them. Also, we are open to suggestions for topics you may not see listed. Please take a moment to answer some brief survey questions to let us know which topics you are interested in learning more about. Answer "yes" to all that interest you. As soon as the specific workshops are scheduled, we will send out a link to register for the event. Thank you, The Leadership Team at The Lotus SchoolRSVP at lotus@lotusla.org. (function(t,e,s,n){var o,a,c;t.SMCX=t.SMCX||[],e.getElementById(n)||(o=e.getElementsByTagName(s),a=o[o.length-1],c=e.createElement(s),c.type="text/javascript",c.async=!0,c.id=n,c.src=["https:"===location.protocol?"https://":"http://","widget.surveymonkey.com/collect/website/js/tRaiETqnLgj758hTBazgdyTUK_2Ft49cVwjGLKZtNhpbF3Tz9aeyT_2Fezdd7XXuXpco.js"].join(""),a.parentNode.insertBefore(c,a))})(window,document,"script","smcx-sdk"); Create your own user feedback survey

How Nature Alleviates the Technology Affect

Nature relieves attention fatigue and increases creativity. At the Lotus School we know that technology is designed to constantly pull for our attention. But many scientists believe our brains were not made for this kind of information bombardment, and that it can lead to mental fatigue, overwhelm, and burnout, requiring “attention restoration” to get back to a normal, healthy state. Some researchers believe that being in nature restores depleted attention circuits, which can then help us be more open to creativity and problem-solving. “When you use your…

Lotus Coffeehouse Fundraiser

2020 Coffeehouse Fundraiser - Friday, May 15, 2020 It's always a fun time at the Annual Lotus School Coffeehouse Fundraiser. Good food, live jazz music and a silent auction featuring lots of great items from local businesses and artisans. All proceeds benefit the Lotus Scholarship Fund. The Lotus School of Liberal Arts is a 501(c)3 non profit and all donations are tax deductible. Tickets available from Eventbrite.  $40 adults, $20 students, under 10 free. Below are some of the companies donating items to our auction.  More will be added soon! Kimberton Whole Foods, Ottsville will donate a gift basket.Van Sant Airport, ErwinnaCatherine Lent Design, Frenchtown. Catherine will donate two 30-minute private henna sessions, $45/each value, and two 15-minute sessions, $25/each value.Paula Focazio Art & Design, Revere will donate a piece of her amazing pottery.Evening Coffee Courtesy of Brig O'Doon, OttsvilleThis conestoga-style tractor chicken coop, built by our students and teachers, will be a star at our auction!Stephen Taylor, Portrait Artist, is donating a Gift Certificate valued at $3000 for a family portrait which includes a stay at at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville NJ.Stephen Taylor, Portrait Artist, is donating a Gift Certificate valued at $3000 for a couples portrait which includes a stay at at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville NJ.

Professionals Open House

  Open House for Professionals *cancelled until further notice March 25, 2020 We are inviting professionals to learn more about the program at The Lotus School of Liberal Arts by attending a short presentation on The Lotus Model. Students flourish in what a small learning community offers: low student/teacher ratio, strong connections with teachers and course work, mindfulness practices, and an education that emphasizes experiential learning. At The Lotus School, students find a place where they can better reach their potential.  By keeping small and thinking big, each student gets the personal attention they need to achieve more.  Our small class size, combined with experienced educators, meet our students' needs for challenge with support. Register now to attend a short presentation of our educational model, meet our founders and faculty, and ask us any questions you may have. To register for the evening visit lotusla.org/RSVP We look forward to seeing you!

The Lotus School at a Glance

Small schools that are student-centered and teacher-powered make a difference. Young people sometimes need something different.   The mission of The Lotus School of Liberal Arts is to cultivate a community of compassionate, mindful, lifelong learners who are able to meet life’s challenges with the confidence and knowledge of how their efforts can help create a better world for themselves and others. What We See… We are finding more and more students suffering from…

Mindful Hiking

Take A Mindful Hike

Physical activity. Beautiful scenery. Who doesn’t like the occasional hike in the great outdoors? And when you add a little extra awareness to the experience, your outing can benefit both your body and your mind. The teachers and students at the Lotus School take regular mindful hikes on the nearby Lake Nockamixon trails. We know that spending time in nature has healing and restorative power. Being outdoors increases well-being, helps alleviate stress and anxiety, promotes creativity, assists with recovery from mental fatigue, helps restore attention, boosts the brain’s ability to think, and engages…

Compassion & The Teenage Brain

Adolescent development isn’t all hormones and drama. As Daniel Siegel explains in this mindful.org article,  it’s a time when teens begin to foster greater compassion and kindness. The adolescent period is absolutely amazing. People often give it a negative approach, saying it’s a time when adolescents are going to lose their mind, or it’s just immature, or raging hormones drive you crazy. These are not only wrong, but they’re myths that mislead us and actually disempower us. Whether we’re adults or adolescents, they actually give us the wrong message and…