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: email@example.com.
Middle School Program
The Green Acres Middle School program challenges students in ways appropriate to their increasing cognitive sophistication, their growing emphasis on friendships, their soaring interest in questions of morality, and even their rapid physical development. High academic expectations form the core of the Middle School program. Students grapple with broader responsibilities, greater self-reliance, and increased independence. They are engaged in the process of becoming self-directed learners with a passion for knowledge, a growing awareness of our diverse and complex world, and a sense of responsibility for the larger community.
Students participate in more demanding outdoor education opportunities, join interscholastic athletic teams, and design their own community service projects. They also take part in more varied programs, such as film photography, the annual Grade 7 and Grade 8 musical, and the Green Acres Olympics.
Our Grade 8 curriculum includes an emphasis on Community Service. This program is based on the principle that an ethical life includes service to others. Students are encouraged to broaden their perspectives and improve themselves and the world around them in increasingly sophisticated ways.
By the time our students graduate, they have encountered rich and challenging experiences, many of their own making. Green Acres students develop a strong sense of who they are, both as learners and as members of our society.