Thanks to widely-popularized educational and neuroscientific research, it seems like everyone is (finally!) talking about progressive education! We all want our children to be engaged citizens, stewards of the earth, joyful learners, and innovative thinkers—a radical idea when Green Acres School championed it in the 1930s. Now we know that cultivating this type of scholarship and leadership is more essential than ever—and Green Acres is proud to be among the original progressive schools in the nation.
On Sunday, October 28 from 1:30-3:30 PM, families are invited to discover what authentic progressive education looks like at Green Acres School’s “Hands-On, Not Heads-Down!” Discovery Day. The afternoon will showcase all that progressive education has to offer through a variety of challenging, engaging, and fun activities. Learn more here.
There's something for everyone at Discovery Day and this event is not to be missed. Current and prospective families are welcome, as well as curious community members! RSVP to Judy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lower School Program (Gr. 1-4)
The Lower School program exposes students in Grades 1 through 4 to rich experiences that allow them to ponder, question, reflect, and refine their thinking. A combined focus on learning collaboratively and gaining individual skills helps students to understand concepts deeply. Students explore and come to understand the relationship between exercising freedom and taking responsibility. We invite students to make choices and then to reflect on them. We expect children to be respectful and considerate of others, to balance the needs of others with the needs of self, and to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals.
Throughout our curriculum, teachers encourage creative problem solving, collaboration, and independent thinking. Writing is a key component of all planning, testing, and reflection.