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.
Welcome to Green Acres! An enthusiastic spirit of partnership, cooperation, and support is central to the character of our school community. Parents, teachers, administrators, and students all play an important role in making our community feel comfortable and welcoming to everyone.
Each parent and staff member is a voting member of the Corporation, which establishes governing policies, and together they elect the members of the Board of Trustees. Board members—primarily parents and teachers—volunteer time, energy, and creativity to ensure the continued success of Green Acres.
Beyond the work of the Board, parent volunteers spend many hours contributing to our community by planning and carrying out a variety of projects and special events. An active Parents’ Association works in conjunction with the Board and the School staff to reach out to new parents, demonstrate appreciation for teachers, and provide a rich array of educational programs and social opportunities for all parents.
Community is developed among the student body to foster a sense of self and belonging where trust and mutual respect are valued. In classrooms, teachers and students work collaboratively to create a safe learning environment. The social curriculum strongly emphasizes inclusion, give-and-take, conflict resolution, and cooperation.