"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." - Malala Yousafzai
It has been said that practicality is nothing but an ideal put to use. That is the story of Neighborhood Schoolhouse. We began in the spring of 1980 as a small group of people who shared some simple but strong ideals. Since that first gathering, we have turned these ideals into a reality that continues to grow.
Today, over 40 years later, Neighborhood Schoolhouse is thriving. We offer quality education for children from 6 weeks old to 8th grade. Our curriculum is inspired by children's sense of wonder and intellectual curiosity. Look into our classroom forest and you will find children learning in the trees. You will hear their laughter; you will sense their joy. Someone may be lounging against a trunk with a good book or a sketchbook in hand. Friends weave through the trees as they run, laughing and playing an elaborate imaginative game. At Neighborhood Schoolhouse, children are constantly learning how to communicate, collaborate, and solve problems. Children leave Neighborhood Schoolhouse as life-long learners and stewards of the earth.
We knew when we began that we wanted and needed parents to actively participate in all levels. We imagined that people who wanted their children to come to a school such as ours would come from diverse backgrounds, and that the children would receive a far richer education if their parents were active participants. This philosophy has created an environment that emphasizes our most simple truth: Neighborhood Schoolhouse belongs to the community, and the community is Neighborhood Schoolhouse.