– Shifting the education paradigm –

Dr Shefali Tsabary illuminates why Upland Hills School is a paradigm shifting educational entity.

Upland Hills School is a Michigan Independent School located in northern Oakland County on 35 acres of woods and rolling meadows in Oxford, Michigan. The school was actualized by a team led by Phillip Moore, the co-founder of the school, and founder of Trimb.in.

Upcoming Events

Lessons from the Future:
An Evening Gathering for Parents and Educators

Friday, November 16, 2018

6:00pm – 8:00pm

with Master Educator and Education Pioneer,
Phillip Moore

Austin Waldorf School: Recital Hall
8700 S View Rd, Austin, TX 78737

“The future of our civilization and the future of the experiment called human life on earth are so intertwined with the future of children.” Phillip Moore, director of the independent Upland Hills School for over forty years, has much to offer educators, parents, indeed anyone who cares about how we are raising the next generation that will care for our world. His wisdom grew out of over four decades of direct experience with children who have been educated in a school based on love. Come connect with those who care about the future of children and be inspired towards making our community a place where children thrive even more!

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The Future of Children
A Workshop for Educators and Parents

Saturday, November 17, 2018

1:00pm – 6:00pm

with Master Educator and Education Pioneer,
Phillip Moore

South Austin (Address given upon registration)

Experience the new educational paradigm in ways that forge authentic inter-personal bonds, deepen intra-personal awareness, and connect with the outdoors. Join the masterful educator and riveting storyteller Philip Moore for a day of learning, laughter, and deep inspiration. This work/playshop is designed to provide experiences to awaken new ways of teaching and learning.

We’ll explore how to create an invisible field of trust and authenticity. Instead of an agenda of bullet points, we’ll begin by discovering the largest context we can create together, specifically designed for this moment. It’s a creative process guided by the synergy of the participants and by a field of consciousness that resides beyond our individual identities. Together, we’ll create a group intention, dedicated to all children on this planet, the ones that will follow and the children inside ourselves. This program is for anyone who cares about how we are raising and educating the next generation.

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The Future of Children ~ REWIREMENT:
Creating new neurological pathways for our selves and our children

Thursday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 26th, 2019

6:00 pm on Thursday to 3:00pm on Sunday

with Jeff Carreira and Phil Moore


Upland Hills School: 2575 Indian Lake Rd. Oxford, Mi 48370; and
St. Benedict Monastery: The Subiaco Retreat House 2711 E. Drahner Rd. Oxford, Mi 48370

Jeff Carreira and Phillip Moore will guide us through a four day experience that will include a full day visit of Upland Hills School (93 children ages 4 to 14) on Friday, May 24th. We will be on the grounds of the Upland Hills Learning Community:

This is a call to all parents, grandparents, alloparents, educational innovators, and paradigm shifters to create together an experience that will transform the way we think and act in relationship to learning.

Our focus for these four days will be on PLAY, CONTEMPLATION, INITIATIVES, and BONDING .

Bring your sacred inner child, to join us in an Asclepeion* for three nights and 4 days. (*An Ascelepeion is a sanctuary dedicated to healing).

Register Now for $495

Includes: 3 nights lodging, meals, and work/playshop.

* For tuition assistance and payment plans:
Contact Phil: trimtab1448 [at] gmail.com

We are all born butterflies. By age 5, most children are acculturated to becoming caterpillars. They are schooled under the tyranny of a curriculum based on external reality, preparing consumers to live in a capitalistic paradigm of separation.

Transformational education is shifting the paradigm. It focuses on the Neo Butterfly, a new stage of InterBeing, where love based education, within a paradigm of wholeness is the foundation. By building new neurological pathways, children, families and community, rewire and undergo a metamorphosis in learning. Our mission is to model a culture of trust, love, and empowerment in educational systems. We support initiatives that are committed to fostering the innate genius in every child. Together, we learn to embrace coexistence, and nurture a deep awareness of our place in the emerging world.

We are unlearning separation and isolation. We are directly experiencing interdependence and coexistence. We are evolving beyond fear-based conditioning and remembering our connection to self, society and nature. We foster the cultivation of global, cosmic citizens who are authentic, free – and inspired – to take responsibility for sustaining regenerative life on our planet.

We trust that improving the future of our planet begins with transformational education and the future of our children.

Register Now for $495

Includes: 3 nights lodging, meals, and work/playshop.

* For tuition assistance and payment plans:
Contact Phil: trimtab1448 [at] gmail.com

Getting There

Flights to Oxford, Michigan arrive at either:

  • DTW Detroit Metro Airport (DTW to Oxford= 52 miles); or
  • FNT Flint Bishop Airport (FNT to Oxford= 39 miles)


Tuesday | 7 PM – 9 PM

Deepak Chopra

You are the Universe: Talk and Book Signing

Open to all Communities

Renaissance Unity
11200 E. 11 Mile Rd. Warren, Mi

Hollyhock Conference Center Presents:

The Future of Children Conscious Teaching

Thurs. July 17 – Sun. July 21, 2019

Hollyhock Conference Center
445 Highfield Road, Manson’s Landing
Cortes Island, BC, Canada

with Phillip Moore

Experience the new educational paradigm. Learn to forge authentic inter-personal bonds, deepen intra-personal awareness, and connect with nature through a set of experiences that awaken new ways of teaching and learning. Everyone welcome.

Phillip Moore is the former Director of the Upland Hills Farm School, inspired by Buckminster Fuller, and recent author of The Future of Children: Providing a Love-Based Education for Every Child.

Information and Registration Here
** Register before January 30th, 2019
and receive a 10% discount on housing and meals.**

Listen to “Loving Children into Being” Podcast
About Hollyhock
Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish and support people who are making the world better. Our not-for-profit learning centre offers extraordinary leadership programs to advance consciousness, connection & cultural transformation

Conscious Teachers 2.0 Quick Details

16 Weeks

3 Weekend Sessions

2 evening sessions

3 Guest Teachers

What Others are Saying about Conscious Teachers

“Conscious Teachers lights one path which, intentionally and collectively, may nudge us to move in positive directions as we learn how to play/work together in aligning ourselves with universal processes.”Linda Easley, Professor of Anthropology at Siena Heights University

“Friends, love, learning, care…. These kids are going to grow up to be very different adults. They are hands on, sensory rich…. growing up to be true, deep, wise, interested human beings.”Jean Houston, on her experience of the Upland Hills School

“I take great joy in commending Phillip Moore and his Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center to you. I’m personally convinced of the competence of Moore and his associates, of their integrity and of their realistic commitment to society. Warmly, faithfully,Buckminster Fuller, April 20, 1979

Our Philosophy

A Trim Tab is a conceptual tool taken from engineering. It is a miniature rudder, on the edge of a larger rudder, which if moved, builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around taking almost no effort at all.

Buckminster Fuller, American architect, systems theorist, author, designer and inventor, and Philip Moore’s mentor, teacher and adopted grandfather, lived his life as if he were a trim tab. Bucky’s World Game was the ultimate expression of his life’s work. The intention of World Game was to make the world work for 100% of humanity without endangering the natural world.

Trimtab.in under the guidance of Phil Moore is acting on behalf of all children to change the course of education, so that every child will be treated as a genius and will be nourished as a sacred being.

“What can happen if an entire community makes a commitment to become the Trim Tab for a paradigm shift in the field of education?

What We Do and Why

Trimtab.in specializes in creating and offering coherent palpable experiences for teachers, parents, grand parents, administrators, students and seekers who are ready to devote their consciousness to something much bigger than themselves – in service of shifting the paradigm of education for the future of children.

By working in small groups, using the tools of meditation, self reflection, introspection, and intuition to bond – initiatives that act as Trim Tabs arise from our collective insights, which we then carry into the world together.

Watch Jeff Carreira speak to Why Trimtab is Necessary

Our Initiatives

Conscious Teachers 3.0

Our Flagship 16 Week Program for all those who are pulled to occupy an educational paradigm of the future.


The Bridge

A series of events for our Conscious Teachers to continue the work and stay connected.

New Program Coming Soon


We consult with organisations and independent schools inspired to shift the educational paradigm.


The Book

The Future of Children: A Journey for the Sacred Child
by Phillip Moore.


Our Philosophy In Action

Upland Hills School is a Michigan Independent School located in northern Oakland County on 35 acres of woods and rolling meadows in Oxford, Michigan.

The Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center is dedicated to providing experiences and resources that promote a sustainable relationship with the natural world and each other.

Both projects were actualized by by a team led by co-founder of both ventures, and founder of Trimb.in, Phillip Moore.


Upland Hills School (Oxford, MI) grad, Eric Roberts, talks about being a spacecraft engineer and about the profound influence his Upland Hills School education had on his life and career.


Author, teacher, philosopher, Jean Houston, talks about Upland Hills School in Oxford, Michigan during her visit.


Michael Leone describes the profound and positive influence that his Upland Hills School experience has had on the course of his life.

Every child is born a genius. It is my conviction from having watch a great number of babies grow up that all of humanity is born a genius and becomes de-geniused very rapidly by unfavourable circumstances and by the frustration of all their inbuilt capabilities.

– Buckminster Fuller


When you invest in the future of our children,
the return on investment is immeasurable.