The mission of the Caspar Creek Learning Community is to prepare kindergarten through fifth grade students to be socially literate, to calculate and think logically and to read, write, and speak clearly. Students will be taught respect for the earth and encouraged to become life-long learners engaged in community life. This is achieved through small class sizes, multi-age classroom environments, interactive learning with peers and staff, project-based learning, developmentally appropriate use of technology, active involvement of parents and other community members, and the use of the natural habitat provided by the seven acres adjacent to Russian Gulch State Park on which our learning center is situated, as well as the surrounding Mendocino coastal area.