August 08, 2013
Blue Rock is the only school my kids have known. They are entering 3rd and 5th grades, and the school has lived up to, even exceeded, my expectations in every way. It's a sweet, nature based, child centered environment where my kids can not only learn, but develop in all ways, emotionally, socially, spiritually, at a pace and in a way that is appropriate for them. I love that my children are allowed to think creatively, and explore what is of interest to them. I love that they are not forced into hours of overtime (aka homework) after an already long day at school. I love the interaction among students across all grades, and the all school drama production at the annual winter solstice celebration . I love the way children are not labeled with a single grade, as if that could possibly measure their success in any given subject. I love the sense of community of the families, and the dedication of the teachers and staff. There is a magic about it that goes beyond any words. In these challenging economic times, as we all look for ways to cut back, Blue Rock is non-negotiable in my family. To my mind, in our world, it's not a luxury, it's a necessity.
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