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Saturday, April 29, 2006

New American School: Fairhaven

Here is a model for a school, and the students talk about its effectiveness.

This from their website:

Fairhaven students ages 5 through 19 and beyond are free to decide for
themselves how to spend their days. Motivated by curiosity and the drive to
become competent adults, they grow emotionally, creatively, and
intellectually—through play, school governance, conversation, the arts, classes,
computer activities, reading, and the exploration of nature. All kinds of
learning, all types of intelligence are valued.

This reminds me of the how the Society of Friends operated their schools, and the impressive intelligent accomplishments their students make.

via: Boingboing


At 5:00 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Ooh, I'll have to look into this. I'm always interested in educational alternatives.

At 2:28 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Hi Jen thanks for the comment by the way we have a lot of home schoolers on this blog.

At 11:57 PM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

I didn't watch this video, but your description sounds a lot like the Blue Ridge Discovery School here in Lynchburg.

At 12:00 AM, Blogger B O B said...

I think you would enjoy the video Melissa, you ought to take a look.

At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having been pointed to the rapid spread of this throughout the blogging world, and seeing a forum on which I can post, I feel compelled to say that if anyone has questions about how effective the model (and this school in particular) can be, feel free to email me and ask - I'm a recent graduate of Fairhaven School, and am featured a fair amount on the film. My email address is Thanks.


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