“Liberty, Justice and the Pursuit of Happiness”
In Adlerian Terms : Freedom with Order and Belonging
Freedom: a Human Right;
Not Given or Earned
Student input is valued and considered in every aspect of school life. Students take ownership. Taking chances, making mistakes, learning from the outcomes of those mistakes, allows us to develop an understanding of ourself and an understanding of the world around us.
Order: An essential part of a democratic community.
Everyone gets one vote at the school-wide weekly meetings. Everyone has an opportunity to participate as a responsible member of the community.
Belonging: Where you are always honored as a contributing and valued member of our community.
Students work together throughout the day in flexible, mixed age groups, as well as a community, negotiating the give and take of a community, every day.