Independence. Responsibility. Compassion.
"The Open school allows you to have freedom, which is really important to me. Freedom means you get to choose how and what you want to learn." -Ana (7)
"In order to become responsible adults, children must learn how to solve their own problems, set their own goals, regulate their own emotions, and honor their own process. In giving students the freedom to choose their own path, they practice living a life that nurtures their own sense of personal responsibility." -Ben (Staff)
"We don't stay in a classroom all day. We get to be in nature, we get to see the world; instead of learning out of a book, we actually experience it." -Hudson (10)
"No matter your age, everyone is entitled to help shape the rules of our community. Students and staff work collaboratively to operate the school on every level and through this process, our students learn how to balance personal freedom with community responsibility." -Cassi (Staff)