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Students participate in facilitator training

2018-10-02T18:47:14+00:00September 14th, 2017|

In order to function effectively in a democratic organization with shared leadership, responsibilities and honoring all voices, the teachers at The New School recognize how integral it is to have good communication skills.  This week, as the students worked on their annual community agreements for the school, they are also learned how to better work [...]

Annual fall student retreat

2018-10-02T18:47:22+00:00September 12th, 2017|

To begin the school year, The New School traveled to the Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in the famous White Mountains of New Hampshire. For many students this was an exciting, yet challenging way to begin the school year. Upon arrival, they were met by the outstanding AMC Education Staff, including Rachel, [...]

OPENING DAY FOR FAMILIES AND STAFF

2017-09-01T15:18:04+00:00August 31st, 2017|

The New School officially started the school year with "opening day" this past Saturday.  The day began with introductions through a couple of fun ice breakers including people bingo.  Serious competition ensued once the bingo board was handed out. This day serves to build our new community for the year, learning the roles that families [...]

FARM CAMP – IT’S NOT JUST FOR KIDS!

2017-07-25T15:40:41+00:00July 19th, 2017|

Ever wonder what families at The New School do in their "real life?"  Last weekend some adult members of The New School community gathered at Dragonfly Meadow Farm in Limerick, Maine, to participate in activities that have been offered to children at the farm's summer camp programs for the past 5 years.  Dragonfly Meadow Farm is home to the Little Farm [...]

GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT: ELI GRATZ

2017-07-03T17:56:06+00:00July 3rd, 2017|

Eli Gratz is on of 2017's graduates of The New School. He will be attending Montserrat School of Art this fall.  Eli's inspiration began at an early age, when he wrote his first comic series about "Bugy."  Through The New School, Eli has turned his passion into an online web comic called "Mars," as his required senior project. Each senior at [...]

STUDENTS ENGAGE IN REFUGEE SIMULATION GAME

2017-05-31T13:12:49+00:00May 31st, 2017|

Students and teachers from The New School joined members from School Around Us on May 25, 2017, and participated in The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) "Passages." This simulation game was designed to help young learners gain a better understanding of the plight that refugees face.  Students engaged in a variety of activities through a 3 hour role playing [...]

STUDENTS EXPLORE HISTORY THROUGH THEIR ANCESTRY

2017-04-28T04:39:38+00:00April 27th, 2017|

Steve Schaefer's class deciding which historical periods to study Students at The New School have a strong voice in the design of their classes. This is apparent in Steve Schaefer's second semester history class where students are defining the historical periods they want to learn about, based on their families' histories. For several [...]

OPEN HOUSE & BBQ!

Wednesday, August 28
1pm to 3pm

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Tour the school, meet teachers, parents and students, and grab a bite to eat!