College Ready?

A question that lingers in many parent’s minds - will my teen be prepared for college if they go to Springhouse Community School? Now, while I can’t answer it for you, I can definitely answer it for my family - YES! Studies have shown that two big factors that contribute to the success of college students are emotional intelligence and how social relationships are managed. Throw in managing and prioritizing coursework and I’ve basically described a day at Springhouse. From day one at Springhouse, kids explore their emotions and those of their peers, using the information to guide them through relationships. There are ups and there are downs - nothing is off limits to talk about, and at the e

Uncertainty and the Unknown

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else. ~ Buckminster Fuller A false sense of security is the only kind there is. ~ Michael Meade Being in the work of reimagining education, I encounter uncertainty on a daily basis. I am confronted often with what seems like a bias toward certainty and a negativity toward, and sometimes even a downright rejection of, the unknown. Years ago I heard a well-intentioned teacher prepare his students for a community science fair by saying, “When a community member asks you a question, responding with ‘I don’t know’ is unacceptable.” I remember cringing inside, thinking that life contains much more grey area and blurred

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