4 kinds of parents that will absolutely, positively not like our school
We're fired up about our mission at The Forest School:
Each person who enters our doors will find a calling that will change the world.
As such, we have a strong hunch about what constitutes "fit" in this kind of learning environment.
Parents looking for the items listed below, may be challenged by The Forest School's philosophy and may feel it is not the right place for their family:
Those who treasure social prestige and prefer a traditional education.
Those who are "blamers" and ultimately will gossip and criticize, no matter what.
Those who aren't sure their child is ready yet for the responsibility and struggles—and occasional tears—of truly independent learning (and may be right).
Those who are not committed to a Hero's Journey themselves.
So, who is The Forest School for?
People who believe the traditional school system no longer works to prepare children for the modern world
Creators and creatives
Out-of-the box thinkers
People who think learning in a diverse environment is much better than a non-diverse one
People who want the benefits of child-directed learning without having to make a full-time commitment to homeschooling
Families with flexible schedules
People who need flexible attendance for travel and family obligations. (We will operate on an 11-month calendar with 4-7 week sessions and breaks in between)
Children who want additional time to pursue their passions beyond traditional after school hours
People who want to maximize their family time
Trailblazers and trendsetters
Families who value their freedom and want their children to develop a love of learning