Alex Myers, author of the new book Revolutionary, currently lives in DC, was raised in Maine as a girl (Alice) and attended boarding school at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. After attending for three years as a woman, he returned as a man his senior year. Alex was the first transgender student in that Academy’s history, as well as the first openly transgender student at Harvard where he worked to change their nondiscrimination clause to include gender identity.
Potluck Dinner Gathering
Friday, September 5th 2014
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Current families and staff gather to celebrate the start of a new school year.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The students are involved in a myriad assortment of games everyday here at Fairhaven School. Some are established board games with printed rules, others are inventive games much like Calvinball (a game played by Calvin and Hobbes the Tiger) the rules of which are constantly evolving and changing as the game plays out.
On days that I am able to join them, I count myself lucky. There is much more involved in game-play than meets the eye. Gamers practice life skills at the game table, and timeless wisdom commingles with game-play banter. The way I see it, time spent in communion with others around the game table is time well spent.
Becka Miller, Staff
As we prepare to begin another school year on the cutting edge of education, here is more affirmation regarding why Fairhaven School works. From National Public Radio, then, this piece identifies the vital role of one of the central activities here: play.
The story begins with this: “When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground.” After sixteen years of providing a place where young people play as much as they choose, we know its inestimable value. With this latest research, we have further evidence to support our experience. Follow the link below for the story.
Fairhaven School Staff
I’ve been going through all my photos from this year while helping out with the yearbook. I came across several that I neglected to post anywhere during the year that represent well the interesting and amazing things that go on at Fairhaven School. First, some from the Art Room. I love to watch these students work!