We are moving to a new area and our local public elementary school is part of the Basic School Network. I have never heard of this before. I have Googled it and the concept sounds great - a holistic and integrated approach to learning that connects the usual 3 R's with nature and the environment, development of self, community service, diversity. I was already excited to get DD into one of the best school pyramids in our area and am even more excited that it is not a typical school driven by standards and testing. But I would like to learn more about it. Does anybody have kids that have gone to a Basic School or have familiarity with it as an approach and, more importantly, how it pans out in practice?