I've seen so much growth in my kids in all the important things in life, what really matters. They are loving being able to make their own decisions, and they are more well-behaved at home and do their chores without being told. They are all just happy and feel proud of themselves
When we were looking at education options, one of our biggest fears was that she would have to change who she was to “make it” in a standard school or would be one of those kids who is constantly in trouble for talking too much. I remember searching and searching for a school until we found out about The Open School and democratic education, and then breathing that sigh of relief, “This is the place.
My kids are learning so much about life and how things work in the real world. They are learning what they are passionate about and how to make anything they want to learn possible.
The experience has been strange and wonderful
. This year, [my son] is making decisions for himself. I see him involved in school and learning how to balance great freedom with deeper responsibility.