Our School Around Us Roots

We recently received some vintage School Around Us promotional materials from a former student and teacher! While a lot has changed since 1970 when SAU first “...grew from the informal discussions of a group of parents who felt the need for a small school which was flexible, ungraded, creative and free to put into practice the exciting ideas now developing or in use in education…”, it is refreshing to see how we have remained true to our mission and goals. A brochure advertising openings for the 1970-71 school year states, “We hope the School Around Us will be a place of sharing, of openness and honesty, of excitement and fun, of compassion and love, and deep involvement with people and the life around us."

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