Why I Would Choose Springhouse Community School

I am a Board member for Springhouse Community School and I am often two questions. First, why did I agree to serve on Springhouse’s Board. Second, why would parents choose to send their high schooler to Springhouse. I’ll share my answers to each question here. Why did I agree to serve on Springhouse’s Board? Quite simply, because I am impressed by the thoughtfulness, integrity, and vision of Springhouse’s leaders. Kim O’Donnell, the Chair of the Board, is a remarkable woman with a strong commitment to serving and providing leadership for non-profit organizations which enhance our community. The Head of the School, Ezekiel Fugate, and the Dean of Students, Jenny Finn, are dedicated to

What Do I Value the Most about Springhouse Community School?

It is the interaction and relationships between my teens and other adults in the community and beyond that I value most about Springhouse. Going to school at Springhouse is not unlike showing up for work in the adult world. My kids email other adults regarding mentoring meetings, they are held accountable by other adults and young adults to really show up and honor commitments, and they are daily given the opportunity to grow and expand beyond their edges, beyond their comfortable, self-imposed parameters. They plan projects and hold meetings. They organize weeklong experience trips. They recognize that their opinions and feedback aren’t only authentically requested, but also honored.

Taking Risks and Growing: Words from Jack, an 11th Grade Student at Springhouse

Hi, my name is Jack Walker and I am a junior here at Springhouse Community School. When I first arrived here I would not have taken any risks and I would have most likely sat back and observed. However, since I have been here, I have learned to take risks and do things that I would have been afraid to do when I was first here. For instance whitewater rafting is something that I would have never thought about doing. I did it on our Experience Week trip on the New River and enjoyed it. I have also learned to be more open while at Springhouse and talk about things that seem private to me. This year, I actually read a poem that I wrote about my imagination, which is something that I probably wou

After-School Programming for Teens and Adults

Springhouse Community School offers after-school programming for adolescents and adults in the Floyd community that awakens and cultivates creativity and connection. The goals of these programs include providing soul-centered programming that: Invites teens to be creative, active, and challenged. Fosters connection within oneself, peers, mentors, and the Earth. Guides and supports healthy development in adults to create a healthy cultural context for adolescents. The teen programs include a coming-of-age program for boys called Ridgelines, a coming-of-age program for girls called Tides, and a performing arts program called On Stage. Adult programs provide a space and community for person

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Springhouse Community School is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is also a community of people with respect for diversity. The school emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, students, family members, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. Springhouse is an equal opportunity employer. In accord with federal law and applicable Virginia statutes, the school does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, disability, or status as a veteran in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the school.

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