May 06, 2014
The Center School is amazing--- a totally different experience from the spirit-crushing, toe-the-line, no-cheering, no-talking, do-as-I-say environment of Deerfield Elementary School. At CS, kids sing, cheer, jump up and down, run around, play in the woods, hike, swim, ski, draw, write, and solve problems while learning to accept and celebrate each others differences. My son used to hate school; now he can't wait to go, and often asks to go to school to play on the weekends. He is a happy, articulate kid, who is valued for being himself. The community is warm, welcoming, and fun. Monthly events for parents/staff, and for whole families. The staff always participates in school events, allowing parents and kids to interact with staff outside the classroom. The school cares about kids, learning as individuals, and creating a better community both at school and in the world. I wish every kid could go to a school like Center School!
- submitted by a parent