She was the very embodiment of what the Sudbury model should look like. She completely designed her own education plan. She decided when she should graduate and set goala for accomplishing that. She designed her entire program even choosing to do a traditional program complete with cap and gown. She chose her own processional song, … Continue reading Our First Graduate!
I want to explain my thinking on parenting and education to you since coming to embrace this educational philosophy and I want to do it by telling you about our recent camping trip. We went to Breezy Point Beach and had a campsite literally ON the beach. It was amazing. The water was warm and … Continue reading Learning from Jelly Fish
I cannot help but feel deep sadness from the passing and suicide of Chester Bennington. A gifted musician and artist, I found that he was severely bullied in school when he was young. There are other stories like his. I also read recently that the latest star of the new Spider Man, Tom Holland was … Continue reading What We “Teach”
From the Founder: With a great deal of pain, we have decided to close all services to the homeschool community (The Homeschool Center and The Umbrella). This in no way was an easy decision. I recall when I visited a democratic school the summer I opened The Living Water School and told them that I … Continue reading Focusing ONLY on the School
From the Founder: After so many years in education, I know that I have chosen a very odd philosophy to latch on to, but I just really believe in it. The research is there, and my own personal experiences have brought me to this place! After serving as a public and private school teacher, a … Continue reading How God Called Me to Sudbury
We really LOVE this article that debunks the theory that kids need summer academic enrichment. Check it out! http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2017/06/28/rethinking-education-unschooling-kerry-mcdonald
The students planned an amazing prom this year on The Spirit of Washington! Looking forward to next year's prom!!