Testimonials | The Open School


What are parents saying about The Open School?

“I’ve seen so much growth in my kids in all the important things in life, what really matters. They have the freedom to choose how to spend their day, to make decisions, to make mistakes, to learn, to try again, to become responsible for their actions, to resolve conflict, to make meaningful connections, to do meaningful work, to make lasting friendships, and to be themselves. They are more well-behaved at home and do their chores without being told. They are all just happy and feel proud of themselves.” ~ Tania

“Our children are screaming for their freedom, for movement, for free expression, for a time out. As a mother, I’d rather have a happy kid who learns at his own pace. I’d rather have a child who comes home tired from adventures, whose self esteem isn’t dependent on grades or test scores, who is motivated to learn because he’s curious and not because he’s being told that this is what he needs to know. This is why I love The Open School.” ~ Heather

“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.” ~ Scott

“The Open School was created as a safe place for children to grow and transform their lives, and it did that for our son. His time at The Open School was a pivotal turning point for him. He’s happier and more confident after his experience there. Thank you!” ~ John

“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.” ~ Heidi

“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.”” ~ Ingrid

“I feel safe at this school. I didn’t feel safe at other schools, but I feel safe here.” ~ Evan, Open School student