Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Upper Delaware River Valley, PA
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I am school sick.
My husband and I moved out of New York City with our 2 kids to enjoy the beautiful, peacefull life. I love it here in rural PA, but 2 years ago our wonderful Montessori school closed. We worked frantically with a group of parents to create a charter school, but it was too frantic and we imploded.
Now for 2 years my son (and I) have struggled with the public school and it's discordant values, and now next year my daughter will enter kindergarden. We tried homeschooling (for 1 month) but my kids missed the social life. I read about waldorf, and sudbury valley and other alternative schools and it seems just heaven- To send your kids off to a school where they will be celebrated for their individuality, nourished by inspired, fufilled staff, and learning respect from all.
I want that for my children (and myself). A school where creativity, art and music is a part of life and not a boring "special".
So I am looking for alternatively minded people who love where they live and think that their kid's schools are terrific. Is there an affordable, country life where kids can spend their days in a creative, healthy school environment?
We are planning a road trip and ready to move.
Has anyone out there found heaven?
Tell me about it.
Julia (wife of Michel)