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.
The focus of the Lower School Physical Education program is to support children in building a passion for physical activity. The program instills a sense of importance in promoting fitness, wellness, and an overall healthy attitude towards exercise and the benefits it provides. Most importantly, the Physical Education department promotes respect for the uniqueness and differences of self and others through a wide variety of games and activities. Students work on developing their sportsmanship and team-building skills. There is also a great spotlight on having activities that are fun and engaging.The main goals are for all students to feel comfortable and confident about their own abilities and to continue to develop a sense of cooperative learning. An introduction to team-oriented games is an important objective at this level, with an emphasis on teamwork and the basic rules of various sports.