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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.
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.
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.
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.