About the Company
Vista Grande High School is a place where students experience a transformative, holistic education focused on developing critical and creative thinking. We have a long history (over 15 years!) of building deep connections with our students, their families, and the Taos community. Vista Grande is a small school, built around the traditional wisdom and culture of our local elders, whose vibrant culture serves as the foundation for learning. We strive to ensure that all identities are affirmed, welcomed, and provided an environment that allows them to thrive. And through close partnerships with Taos Pueblo, the Green Schools Network, the New Mexico Public Education Department, and many others, we are building a student body that is engaging in in the world around them. To build this environment, we believe we must be excellent stewards of our land and our people. At Vista Grande, you will immediately notice our outdoor classrooms and farm. Our learning model emphasizes Project Based Learning, helping our students bridge the gap between theory and land-based practices. At the same time, our teachers are continuously growing their practice, exhibiting a strong focus on culturally and linguistically responsive teaching. Most of all, our students are at the center of all we do. They are treated with love, respect, and care. When they make mistakes, we practice restorative justice, giving them an opportunity to learn and grow. When they succeed, we celebrate them as unique individuals with important gifts to share with the world.