All children deserve their own education,
the one best suited to each of them. The New School is a place where the
potentials of children are rewarded, their weaknesses are faced, and
their lives, spirits, and minds can flower.
A Place for Children:
learn responsibility through self-reliance in a lively community that
needs and relishes each student's contributions to its success and
free to explore without those constraints that can smother interest and
breed mediocrity, while encountering other members of the School who
rely on and respond to the quality and success of each work.
curricula, including group and independent study,
hands-on exploration, travel, correspondence, experiment, and major
projects, generated by their imaginations and interests.
be accepted and gain insight and toleration of others
by exercising power in a community composed of equally empowered
individuals of diverse circumstances and backgrounds.
learn the arts of liberty by participating in the student administered
judicial process and using the tools of the participatory democracy of
the School Meeting which govern and manage The New School.
To critically evaluate every text and resource,
their work and the work of others, as integral parts of conversations
learn to avoid prejudice, to be open to surprise and improvement, and
thus to judge well.
The New School is a solid base from
which to explore local, regional and global communities, ideas, and
cultures, through trips,
personal contacts, and telecommunications, supported and enriched by the aid and
perspectives of other members of the School.
Reflection & Accountability
reflect on the actual results of their projects and efforts; to be
confronted with and explore the effects of their actions on others;
and eventually to join in the assessment of their growth to adulthood, while
preparing the written arguments and public defense of their belief that
they are ready to be responsible and productive adults. Proof of this
readiness to the satisfaction of
the school community of parents, staff, and students is the requirement
to obtain a diploma from The New School.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
AS TO STUDENTS The New School admits students
of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges,
programs, and activities generally accorded to students at the school. It does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in
administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other