Ever wonder what learning at The REALM is like? Now, no matter where you are in the world, you can try out learning with some of the most amazing, creative and incredible REALM teachers!
“Paul and I have spent no less than 30 minutes everyday counting our blessings that you guys transformed The REALM into a connected community learning experience for this very isolating time! Thank you!”
“Ryan, thank you for all you do. I feel so lucky to have you as Rohan and Nina’s math teacher. Their math skills have improved so much this year thanks to your dedication. Now that we are getting used to working via Zoom, I hope we can continue this through the summer!”
“Josh, THANKS SO MUCH for making Leo’s week with your D&D class!! Geez, I never knew he could love anything more than Xbox, but you introduced him to something really cool! You are an incredible teacher and have a true gift of being able to connect with kids! Any future D&D classes that you have, Leo is a definite YES."
"Nathan, my family and I were all so impressed with your techniques as an instructor, that each one of us learned a whole lot about science and about facilitating classes virtually. You have a natural gift for connecting with kids, for inviting curiosity and play, and you made it look so seamless online. I know that it is not easy to do, and I can't say I have seen anybody ever do it better than you did for the kids this past week."
"Tommy has a special place in Gregory's heart. His overall approach to artistic expression, communication with Gregory, and storytelling had such a great impact on Greg. Greg loves to have the freedom of creativity with gentle guidance from Tommy who makes him think, feel, and reflect rather than simply copy a picture. Not to mention that Greg was fascinated to meet a true professional artist!"
"I wanted to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to The REALM Academy and the teachers who are supportive, kind, inspirational, and engaging. Gregory says to me that the best thing that happened during the quarantine is that we came across the REALM Creative Academy and signed him up for classes!"
“I just want to thank you and tell you the teachers are awesome... I am so much more relaxed, and Noah is doing all his classes and doing a great job. Everyone there is amazing, and I love the classes. I feel Noah is getting a great education even while at home and I am so happy. Thank you both and thanks to all the amazing teachers and people at REALM for being so wonderful.”
“WOW. Nathan, your class today was EPIC. Educational and hilarious. I hope you recorded it- every kid should see that. Your science camp rocks, Thanks!”
“Hey Josh, I just want you to know that you are doing an insanely amazing job with Order in the Court. We send notes to our cousin in law school... he thinks you are a genius and has shared with everyone in his second year! He loved that they were learning "mens rea!" Did you go to law school? Keep it up! Zane loves it.”
"Thank you so much Bonnie! You all have been ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Thank you for still teaching our kids while we try to get some work done! We are very grateful for all of you."
"Thank you so much for everything you do. We feel so cared for and are thankful for you and The REALM."
This summer, The REALM will be sharing some of our best classes for deeply discounted rates. We understand that many people are struggling, unemployment is high, kids need to keep that creativity flowing – it is TIME to Rally Together!! We want to make the impossible possible for as many people as possible. (Wow, is it possible to say possible more?)
Each 2 week workshop will meet for 1 hour, Monday -Thursday. Upon registration you will be given a Google Classroom code and a Zoom Meeting ID. Teachers will reach out to you with supply lists and any important workshop information! We have kept Fridays open as we hope soon to offer some small group hikes, outdoor adventures and meetup as soon as we are given the green light!
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Anybody ready for a little outdoor education? The REALM has been aching to get back out in nature with kids and we are excited to announce that beginning Friday, July 3rd, we will be hosting Friday Outdoor Adventures! This class will combine science, history, fun AND connection as we explore and conquer some of the most wondrous and beautiful local spots!
Outdoors + Education + Loads of Fun = Realm’s Friday Outdoor Adventures!
Friday, August 7th – Will Rodgers 10am – 3pm
Outdoor Adventures- Beaches & Parks (11am-3pm)(8+) – Nathan, Josh, & Kara
Monday – Friday, $100 per daily adventure – Sign up by the day or week!
Mon, Aug 10 Temescal – Nate & Kara
Tues, Aug 11 Temescal – Nate & Josh
Wed, Aug 12 Palisades Beach Hike: Nate & Kara
Thurs, Aug 13 Will Rogers – Kara & Josh
Fri, Aug 14 Will Rogers – Nate & Kara
Mon, Aug 17 Temescal – Nate & Kara
Tues, Aug 18 Temescal – Nate & Josh
Wed, Aug 19 Palisades Beach Hike – Nate & Kara
Thur, Aug 20 Will Rogers – Kara & Josh
Fri, Aug 21 Will Rogers – Nate & Kara
Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up on Site – Specific details will be given upon registration
While we are so excited to see you, will need to operate differently than we have in the past to be in accordance with LA Department of Public Health Protocol, CDC guidelines, and all the city / state / county regulations and restrictions. The max allowable number of children in each group is 10. For our younger explorers, our max will be 8. Upon registration you will be given a document detailing all of our safety protocols, including waivers and daily self-screening attesting of health status. Here is a summary of our plan to stay as safe as possible while out in nature.
Our classes are kept small with the ideal class size being 8 or fewer students. We are not a traditional school where students have textbooks and are sent home with homework. This allows us to individualize the learning experience for each student. Some classes tend to be more academic in their design, such as our math and history classes, while others allow children to learn about science and history in a less traditional manner. Additionally, classes like Nature Tribe, Living on the Edge, and Marine Biology & Oceanography take students out of the center for an outdoor learning experience!
During the school year, choosing classes at The REALM can feel similar to choosing college courses! There are so many different options it can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming. We recommend looking through the schedule and class descriptions with your child and see what lights a little spark!
At The REALM, our classes are multi-disciplinary covering various learning goals often across many subject areas. Classes like Journey to Hogwarts, for example, will include writing, reading, math, scientific investigation, creative arts, etc.
Our teachers bring with them a multitude of different teaching styles. It can be a great experience for your child to both take classes with teachers that have similar learning styles as well as those who are very different. Feel free to come and observe our teachers to see these various styles at work!