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We are a progressive independent school located in Sausalito, California, redefining education for children in grades K-12.

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ACTIVE + ENGAGED

The New Village School is a place where learning takes place through movement and conversation with your teachers, where academics are rigorous and where you will grow inner resources to thrive in a profoundly changing world.

 
Studies show groups of 150 people begin to fracture into smaller groups to create intimacy. Cultivating our school at 140 students from Kindergarten through high school is paramount. We believe, as educators and parents, invigorating a self-driven work ethic along with lively curiosity, engagement in experience and individual and collective projects in combination with thoughtful care, deep human development and connectivity are necessities for the next generation.

Studies show groups of 150 people begin to fracture into smaller groups to create intimacy. Cultivating our school at 140 students from Kindergarten through high school is paramount. We believe, as educators and parents, invigorating a self-driven work ethic along with lively curiosity, engagement in experience and individual and collective projects in combination with thoughtful care, deep human development and connectivity are necessities for the next generation.

GROWN FOR THE GROWTH OF EACH CHILD

In 2008, a group of teachers, parents and parents who were teachers, decided to create a place where their children had ample time and space to play the old-fashioned way climbing trees, playing tag and running free. They wanted studies to be rigorous and lively without the added adult pressures to perform by standards and they wanted the arts and culture to be more than an afterthought. With the progressive insight and guidance of Meinir Davies, master teacher and loving mother and grandmother, a teaching team of adventurous, thoughtful, kind and creative souls was formed to help bring a sense of beauty, understanding, meaning and hope to the next generations in the human continuum.

Social and emotional development is part our educational approach, which places value on more than the typical social currencies often experienced in childhood. By expanding the idea of what connects us to each other, the teachers at the New Village School model understanding, accepting and respecting oneself and understanding, accepting and respecting others for who we are, as we show up, each day just as we are.

Social and emotional development is part our educational approach, which places value on more than the typical social currencies often experienced in childhood. By expanding the idea of what connects us to each other, the teachers at the New Village School model understanding, accepting and respecting oneself and understanding, accepting and respecting others for who we are, as we show up, each day just as we are.

STURDY AND STRONG, WILD AND FREE

Sturdy, we often say, we want our children to be sturdy and strong and wild and free. What that means is, we collectively support each other as adults when our children are young in an effort to curb the use of media in lieu of time spent playing and exploring and the consumption of convenience foods in exchange for thoughtfully produced nourishment that limits what ends up as waste in our physical environment and physical bodies. 

One of the most active and engaging ways to invigorate learning is to have children, no matter their ages, take part in a process together. Our youngest children will grow their own vegetables in their own garden, harvest and clean them, chop and cook them into a soup shared together. As the children grow, the experiences expand in their complexities from using fulcrums to build a solar-powered water fountain to constructing and paddling a canoe made from tule grass.

One of the most active and engaging ways to invigorate learning is to have children, no matter their ages, take part in a process together. Our youngest children will grow their own vegetables in their own garden, harvest and clean them, chop and cook them into a soup shared together. As the children grow, the experiences expand in their complexities from using fulcrums to build a solar-powered water fountain to constructing and paddling a canoe made from tule grass.

THINK FOR YOURSELF, THINK OF OTHERS

At the New Village School, our teachers help children to not just think about how they feel but to feel their thinking and think about how they think. Our students, through stories, lessons, projects and experiences, are taught that the world is beautiful and worth protecting while they are encouraged to engage in effective altruism with elements, animals and people, giving what they can, with what they have, to whom and what they love.

 

IN THE BEGINNING

The New Village School began with 40 students and a vision to create a place for children to be themselves, freely.

100 Ebbtide Avenue, Suite 144 // Sausalito, California, 94965 // 415-289-0889 // info@thenewvillageschool.org