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.
Birthday Book and Library Fund
We invite every Green Acres student to select a Birthday Book from the library collection. The book, which we inscribe with the student’s name and date of birth, remains part of the library collection.
For decades the Green Acres Birthday Book Program, started by Ruth Phang, has been an important source of library funding. Please consider honoring your child with a donation to the library, which we will use to purchase books ($10 to $100’s), digital information resources ($200 to $2,000), or guest author visits ($1,250 to $5,000). You may donate online or mail a check made out to “Green Acres School” at any time of year. Every contribution counts! Thank you.
We also inscribe bookplates for contributions made in memory of a loved one and in honor of an achievement or other special occasion.