Our name Synapse Atelier fuses together two ideas that are at the core of our learning philosophy.
Synapse is a late 19th century Greek word which means “to join together.” This is symbolic of our core belief that learning is a shared experience.
Atelier is a French word which means “studio” where artists create. This is symbolic of our second core belief that learning is the result of careful effort, free expression, and thoughtful reflection.
At Synapse Atelier, we offer our children a progressive education, where they engage in meaningful explorations and investigations that cultivate a deep exchange of ideas. These exchanges allow our children to explore their identities and thought processes, while gaining a deeper understanding of the people and world around them.
We inspire our children to have a lifelong passion for learning.
Inspired by the Reggio Approach, we infuse our preschool environment and practices with a rich array of materials that promote exploration and innovation. The Reggio Approach acknowledges and taps into the infinite ways that children express, explore, and connect their thoughts, feelings and visualizations. Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Approach, refers to these as the “Hundred Languages of Children” and we carefully pay attention to children’s Hundred Languages in facilitating their learning journey.
At Synapse Atelier, we equip our children with a unique and bespoke set of tools to think, communicate, collaborate, and problem-solve. Your child will acquire the skills necessary to be socially aware, to take social responsibility, and to love their community.