Terra Verde Discovery School, A Creative and Progressive Private School in Norman, Oklahoma

"Creative and Loving Teaching Style"

"Our child benefitted greatly from Lindsay’s creative and loving teaching style. We could tell how much she loved and enjoyed the kids, especially through her smiles, hugs, and laughter. She was very organized, in control, and good at communication with both students and parents. She encouraged the kids to grow in each of their learning styles and challenged them in creative ways. We were impressed with how independent she encouraged the kindergartners to be. School was so fun that the children didn’t even realize they were learning so much! We couldn’t have asked for our son to have a better experience in kindergarten!!"

– The Storm Family (Norman, OK)
"Always treated with kindness and respect"

"When my son was in kindergarten, a visit to Lindsay's classroom always made my day. The students were always engaged in an interesting and fun activity and were always treated with kindness and respect. Lindsay actively invited parents to be involved and to visit the classroom and I always felt comfortable talking to her about any questions or concerns I had."

– Sandra Storey, Parent (Norman, OK)
"Going the extra mile"

"Ms Berryhill is the epitome of a Kindergarten teacher. After 11 years spent teaching in public schools, I was completely enamored with her as a teacher. My child thrived in her classroom. Ms. Berryhill provides a language rich and hands-on environment. My child was able to explore and learn and feel and safe and loved while doing so. Another advantage to having Ms. Berryhill as a teacher is the frequent communication home. My child lost her tooth at school and I got a picture and an email to my computer at work. That's going the extra mile - and that explains Ms. Berryhill to a tee! She goes the extra mile for all of her students so that they can grow, achieve and learn to be outstanding people."

– Melissa Johnson, Parent (Norman, OK)
"Recognized and encouraged the uniqueness in each student"

"Ms. Berryhill created a warm and inviting environment for my child and her classmates to learn and grow. She recognized and encouraged the uniqueness in each student and drew upon their strengths to help them succeed. She was always friendly, energetic, and fun to be around. She took a real interest in each individual and was very communicative with us as parents. She captured and shared many precious pictures of my child taking part in the unique kindergarten experiences we were not able to be a part of and always had an open door for us to be active participants when we could be there. Her creativity in teaching was also a tremendous asset to the classroom. Following the Q and U wedding, which happened on a whim but has now become a tradition at the school, you would probably be hard-pressed to find a former kindergartener that does not know that the letters always go together. We will miss her dearly and know that she will create the same magic in the classroom wherever she goes."

– Ashley Parker (Norman, OK)
"Safe and loving classroom environment"

"Lindsay is the most caring, creative and dedicated teacher you could ever wish for your child to have! Her safe and loving classroom environment provides each child with the opportunity to experience learning on so many different levels. I truly believe it is her love of teaching that has turned my child into a life long learner! I am eternally grateful for the experiences she allowed him to have! She will always hold a very special place in our hearts!!"


– Jennifer Frikken, Parent (Norman, OK)
"Fostering a love of learning that will become a lifelong joy"

We feel we have been blessed in finding a school for our Julia where not only do we not have to worry about her, but we know that she is growing and developing to her fullest potential. When we drop Julia off at Terra Verde, we know that she is in the best hands possible and will be better off at the end of each and every day. Ms. Berryhill is a terrific teacher, catering to each child’s individual needs, and fostering a love for learning that will become a lifelong joy. The focus is holistic, on the child's development not only intellectually, but also emotionally and socially. We also love Terra Verde’s "green mind set," with its emphasis on exploring the outdoors and learning to take care of animals, growing plants, and recycling. We feel our daughter is learning to care for and respect Mother Earth.

– Pete and Monica Gries, Parent (Terra Verde)

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Located at: 1000 36th Ave. SE, Norman, OK 73026

Terra Verde Discovery School

A Creative and Progressive Private School in East Norman

Terra Verde Discovery School is a creative and progressive private school in East Norman.

Terra Verde Discovery School

The mission of Terra Verde Discovery School is to build a community of courageous learners by preserving the joys of childhood, honoring each child's unique path to knowledge, and encouraging creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. Our unique environmental education program guides students to develop a personal connection with nature and to make choices that lead to a sustainable future for our planet. The ongoing social skills curriculum empowers children to develop an ethical approach to all relationships and to believe in their ability to affect positive change. Terra Verde’s family-oriented atmosphere and individualized, challenging curriculum prepare our students for real-world success.

  • We specialize in an integrated, individualized curriculum.
  • We offer a creative, hands-on education that includes reading, writing, math, science, world studies, social skills, art, technology, music, and the outdoor classroom.
  • Our teacher-student ratio is 1:14.

Our Core Beliefs

  • We believe in celebrating what is unique in each child.
  • We believe the way a child learns is as important as what he learns.
  • We believe in honoring the multiple ways in which a child learns about the world.
  • We believe that the social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum.
  • We believe that a child’s readiness should determine the pace of the curriculum.
  • We believe that learning should be joyful, playful, and challenging.
  • We believe in giving children the precious gift of time as they develop and explore their world.
  • We believe that children live up to our expectations of them; therefore, we hold them to high standards.

Racial Nondiscriminatory Policy:
The Terra Verde Discovery School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.