Project P.L.A.Y. School… Reggio-Inspired!

My son attended Project P.L.A.Y School P.L.A.Y. School for almost three years, and he and our whole family absolutely loved it. When we moved to Elkins Park, we asked new neighbors for pre-school recommendations, and Project P.L.A.Y. School came highly recommended by a good friend. When my son and I first visited Project P.L.A.Y. School (Partners in Learning […]

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lawn signs: beauty or blight?

This debate cropped up recently on the usually peaceful Mt. Airy Parents Network (MAPN) over the last few weeks.  One commenter lamented that the season was upon us when all sorts of school lawn signs would clutter our neighborhoods.  This comment started a firestorm of both sincere and snarky replies.  I’ve been a member of […]

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building community at Greene Street Friends School

 Written by: GSFS parent, Debbie Woodward Over the years, when I have talked to people about Greene Street Friends School, I find myself coming back to one characteristic over and over again: the community. In various ways and at various scales, Greene Street fosters a strong community between students, faculty, staff and parents. Greene Street […]

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New Private School option for 2011-2012

Opening in Sept, 2011, The Philadelphia Free School will be the only Sudbury model, democratic free school in the Delaware Valley. Serving children ages 4-19, it will create a space that rejects grades, bells and conformity, and centers instead, on curiosity, trust, and self reliance.   Students will direct their own learning based upon their interests and passions […]

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Race to Nowhere… Local Documentary Screenings

Last year, the poignant documentary, The Prep School Negro, was making the rounds in screenings in many of the local private schools.  This year, the documentary everyone is talking about is “The Race to Nowhere”.  And for good reason. Here’s the summary: A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has […]

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