An Ant on a Hill: A Lesson on Storytelling

By Bernadette Nicholas Recently, the Oak Room was overcome with bugs! Not real ones, but thanks to the many spiders and “milkweed beetles” previously spotted around the backyard, children have shown a renewed interest in insects. To explore that interest, children were invited to create bug habitats with different mediums. On this day, a bug [...]

The Power That You Bring

By Kelsie Castro “Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” - Lao Tzu Each year, especially as our children grow, we grapple with how to support the developing dynamics of different friend groups. With each new class of students we see new relationships develop, [...]

It’s Not Goodbye After All

By Sara Zacuto

"I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."

~Joseph Campbell

It’s About the Story

By Kelsie Castro

"How many times have you noticed that it's the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?"

~Fred Rogers

Dear Sara…

“Conscious parenting is activism and activism is hard. Activists are cycle breakers. Breaking cycles requires deep change and that takes time. So activists need a lot of patience. It can be deeply painful. So we need the ability to bear great pain. It is often exhausting. So we need to be good at loving ourselves and taking care of ourselves. Conscious parenting is activism. You are changing the world.”

– Vivek Patel

Listen To Children…

by Sara Zacuto

"Trust children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted."
~John Holt