We are too new to have received our accreditation yet, but we are working with partners to ensure that our program exceeds the standards for accreditation. The management team are highly skilled and experienced educators. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask us.
We would advise you to seek the medical advice of your home country.
You can enter DR with a tourist visa and if you love it here & decide to stay longer you can apply for residency later. Check with the Dominican Embassy in your home country for details as each country is different.
Fibre optic broadband has been added to most of our community housing options. And in general the wifi is fairly reliable in DR. If you don't have fibre in your accommodation, there's a hotel (Catalina Tropical Lodge) with fibre optic broadband and an awesome view, and cafe flor which has amazing, home-made, organic Greek yoghurt and strong wifi. So you can drop the kids off, work for a few hours somewhere peaceful and beautiful, then pick up the kids, walk to the beach and relax for the rest of the day!
"The Human Hive has been an incredible experience for my daughters. Although they are at different stages in life and learning at different speeds, the concept and themes have been beautiful"
"Both of my girls have been expressing more of their emotions and being able to share what they are feeling. They are always talking out loud to one another about how they feel and trying to connect what they are learning to their environment."
"What I love most is how the Hive School uses the resources around them to better the program and teach the students how to use the natural resources in their specific environment."
"It has become a second home for my girls, a safe environment that by the end of the week, they are not wanting the weekend to come because they wished they had school on the weekends!! It is a blessing to see both of my daughters wake up each morning excited for school. It also has made our morning routines much easier! "
"The Human Hive teaches the students how to become the one in control of their learning experiences."
"They are able to learn all subjects while creating a project they are passionate about. They learn to ask the right questions and become independent and collaborative learners."
"As a parent and a volunteer I have seen all of the children pick something they love and fill their minds with knowledge and teach their friends about their findings".
"What has also been special to see is the younger students asking the older students for help. Allowing the older students to test their knowledge through explanations and showing the younger learners how to complete an activity or find information. I look forward for the months to come and to see how all of the teachers, volunteers and most importantly the students evolve! "
There are 4 main airports that you can fly in to, depending on where you are arriving from. Puerto Plato (POP), Santo Domingo (SDQ), Punta Cana (PUJ), Samana (AZS)
Every day is different as we build our learning experiences together. However each day follows the Human Hive Learning Framework and a similar routine. We begin each day with a check in to take notice of our energies and collective mood. We make plans for what we want to achieve, set goals and get ourselves ready to carry out our plans. After a fruit snack we break off into groups and begin our self-directed tasks for the day. We come back together at lunch time to eat a freshly cooked, Dominican meal and talk about what we've been up to. After lunch we finish off our tasks, reflect on what has gone well, what hasn't and what we want to do next. Then we clean up, finish the day with a circle time activity to seal in all the good stuff and release anything we no longer need and then head off for home or to an after-school club. The day has a shared rhythm, but each child hums their own tune.
We are a group of families from all over the world. There are plenty of opportunities to hang out as families: horse-back riding on Mondays, Sunday Funday at the beach, soccer on Wednesdays and surfing just about every day. There are yoga classes, group outings and the opportunity to teach something you're passionate about at the Hive too.