“I believe a school should be fun and rigorous in equal measure. Too rigorous and it won’t be fun. Too fun and you’ll never learn to spell rigorous.”
“I believe I have the confidence to stretch myself and not settle for what feels okay, but to question and seek different answers.”
“I believe an education at ACS is like a best friend. It walks with you, hand in hand, as the lessons of life unfold. It teaches you the art of thinking and discovery. It empowers you to be true to yourself, and it lasts a lifetime.”
“I believe that if I reach a high level of self-knowledge and inner peace, I can help to make the world just a little bit better.”
“I believe in learning through experience. I believe in exploration. I believe in science and art. In music. Outdoor education. Indoor education. Creativity. Adventure. Family. Beauty. Messiness. Curiosity. I believe in learning, always.”
The main deliverable will be a new school — with ample space to learn, an energy-efficient building, 21st Century technology, functional/cleanable spaces, and, frankly, non-apologetic bathrooms — that makes room for ACS’s unique philosophy of experiential, interdisciplinary, cross-age learning.
In short, the new facilities will allow us to live our philosophy and build our future. At the Community School, we encourage students to take risks, to reflect, and to keep an open mind. They respond with imaginations that seem to know no bounds, except those imposed by their overcrowded classrooms. These young scholars, artists, builders, musicians, scientists, writers, and actors will now have the room they need to soar.
Students and staff will benefit from:
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