A Graduate's Perspective

When writing this speech I found myself struggling to find words to express my feelings about moving forward and looking back. I’m not exactly sure what life will look like once I part ways with the container that is Springhouse Community School. Most of my memories stem from the experiences and growth I have had inside this community. Springhouse isn’t a place you can go and hide from what is real for you, Springhouse is a place where you can find support, guidance, community, and, as is often the case, a push towards what you are scared of, and a push towards showing up more fully and authentically in the world. For me, Springhouse was, and continues to be, a place where you go to explore

A Word from a Springhouse Grandparent

My Grandson Eric, started at the Springhouse Community School this fall. I have been very delighted at his progress so far. A little background on Eric. He has hated school for several years. At the end of last semester at a public school, he hated school, and "humans because they can be so cruel”. The Springhouse Community School “popped up” on my social media one day. How it got there, who knows, but I thought I would do some research. I liked what I read. We applied, interviewed and was accepted into the school. The second week of school was their first “Experience Week”. Eric was excited and nervous, as he had never been on a trip away from home except with family. On one of the plann

Learning through Experience: Mock Trial at Springhouse

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela Before I joined the Springhouse Board, I taught a criminal justice class at the school. The student’s final project was to participate in a mock trial at our local courthouse. Two students were teamed up as prosecutors, two represented the defendant who was charged with a minor drug offense, and one student served as the judge. Each team of lawyers was responsible for finding and preparing its own witnesses, all of whom were either students or teachers at the school. The young man assigned the role of judge was required to create his own script for running the trial. Students and teachers who were not selected as witnesses agr

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