Parzival Academy Curriculum

Steps on the Journey

More than a fixed curriculum, the Parzival program is a journey.

We focus much of the learning and course work on project-based learning that will take you through the four stages of the Parzival journey.  Courses and topics support you to Discover, Connect, Envision and Create in alignment with your unique expression in the world. 

Some coursework is more formal, such as pre-recorded courses that are already structured.  Some coursework flows with the projects and weaves throughout the school year.  

Topics Covered Within Each of the 4 Stages

Stage 1:  DISCOVER

This stage is ignited by the questions of Who am I? What’s missing? and What can I contribute?

We will cover topics and courses such as:

  • Power of Self-Awareness
  • Finding Your Strengths
  • Navigating Extremes
  • Moving Beyond Resistance
  • Enemies of Learning
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Stage 2:  CONNECT

In stage 2, you’ll connect to your core values and sense of purpose. We’ll explore the questions of What matters? and Where can I contribute?

Courses and topics include:

  • Aligning with Values & Purpose
  • Art of Communication
  • Diversity – Equity – Inclusivity
  • Emotions As Messengers
  • Boundary Setting
  • Becoming Effective
  • Cultivating Trust

Stage 3:  ENVISION

With a newfound sense of yourself and your values, you’ll begin to envision what’s now possible for you. You’ll steep in the question of how you can make a difference in the world while being yourself.

Topics and courses in stage 3 include:

  • Moving Beyond Fear
  • Life Skills to Support the Vision
  • Managing Stress Effectively
  • Embodying Alignment with True Self
  • Cultivating Resilience
  • Living Authentically & Sustainably
  • Navigating the Unknown
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Stage 4:  CREATE

In stage 4, you’ll dive into the power of the socio-entrepreneurial spirit, soulful leadership, and expressing your unique creative gifts. You’ll begin to experience the integration of trust in yourself and in your place in the world.

  • Self-Leadership
  • Socio-Entrepreneurialism
  • Strengths & Challenges in Leadership
  • Redefining Happiness & Success
  • Authentic/Holistic Leadership
  • Innovation for a Sustainable Future 


Numerous tools and teachings offer students the ability to meet each stage of the journey with greater wisdom and confidence. 

Students learn tools that will benefit them for a lifetime, including:

  • Living in the Question
  • Gratitude
  • Practicing Trust
  • Choosing Wisely
  • Honoring the Rhythm of the Year
  • Meditation / Stillness
  • And more…


We weave the power of story, artistic expression, embodiment, Nature, values, virtue, purpose, community, diversity, inner wisdom, and the socio-entrepreneurial spirit throughout the journey. Students enjoy group interaction, collaboration opportunities, community connection, and personalized mentoring each step of the way.