September 2019

Dear Friends,

Head of School, Charlie Spencer

We are so thrilled you have found the Center School – a warm and engaging place where children are taken seriously.

Most days, a glimpse into Center School would reveal:

  • At least one child marching into school, dwarfed by an enormous project she is proudly maneuvering to her classroom.
  • Handfuls of students purposefully roaming the halls with clipboards in hand, recording observations of their environment or surveying their learning community.
  • Lively debates on real issues resounding from the lunch tables.
  • Teachers spilling over into each other’s classrooms to share ideas, make supportive comments, or invite another class to come visit.

You will see that the Center School community fosters a balance of social consciousness and self-awareness in an environment where children are encouraged to be independent and resourceful.

Rigorous academic projects, deep critical thinking, rugged outdoor pursuits, a commitment to creativity and curiosity, and an expectation of openness to new ideas are the mainstays of a Center School education.

The Center School encourages us all to investigate and embrace how we learn best as individuals, and how we might collectively contribute to making our world a better place.

We invite you to take a closer look!

Please contact us to schedule a visit.

Very truly yours,

Isabel “Charlie” Spencer
Head of School

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