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The Fairhaven Stream – Brennan Howell

Our third episode of The Fairhaven Stream features an interview from Brennan Howell, Class of 2015. In this interview we discuss the value of play, free exploration, and how Brennan used his time at Fairhaven School. If you’re new to

The Fairhaven Stream – Kiara James

We’re pleased to publish Episode 2 of the Fairhaven Stream, an interview with alumna Kiara James, Class of 2011. School Meeting recently approved Kiara as a substitute staff member as well, so we look forward to seeing more of her on campus.

Alumni Profile: Tucker Bane, Class of 2011

“It was really helpful to have grown up around artists at Fairhaven. As a game developer, you have to be able to work with people of all sorts of different disciplines. I need to work with streamers and artists, all these kinds of people with different skillsets and ways of looking at the world. I think my experiences at Fairhaven were really helpful with being able to communicate with all these people in their ‘native language’.

The Fairhaven Stream – Katie Fizdale

Listen to Katie talk about our first years through her singular lens, as she’s one of our first School Meeting Chairs, a talented artist, and now a mother.

A Letter of Love and Gratitude to Fairhaven

I’ll never forget the first time I drove down Queen Anne Road on my initial visit to Fairhaven. It was 2006, and accompanying me was my third child, Kieran. He was a newborn at the time, and Mark, the admissions

In Memoriam: Daniel Greenberg (1934-2021)

We write to share the passing of Sudbury Valley School founder Danny Greenberg. He was a mentor and colleague since the mid-nineties, when we first contacted Sudbury Valley and began the process of starting Fairhaven School. Brilliant, funny, and always direct, Danny often showed the way, whether writing one of his many books or working these many decades to keep Sudbury Valley going.

Why We’re Happy for a Busy JC

We think of this as a healthy, normal part of the process. Fairhaven students are testing themselves and the school. What are my limits? What are the expectations of the school community? What can I get away with? How do I operate successfully in this place, doing the things I’m excited about without infringing on others? Answering these and similar questions are often the heavy lifting of a Fairhaven experience, and the input of a jury of one’s peers alongside reasonable consequences for one’s actions can be essential data.

Time Travel with Otto

Otto and I sat on the porch and talked about the Mastodon molar that a former student found in 2008, and of the replica in the showcase in the upstairs hallway. Otto wanted to see the spot where the molar was found. We ventured down the wooden steps to the path in the woods. He asked me questions, adding and subtracting the answers in his head, and he took me on a journey to the earth’s past. By the walk’s end I had newfound reverence for the present moment.

Sports Corp Equipment Request

Hello, we represent the Sports Corporation. We are looking for new equipment for our corporation for some activities we would like to do once school starts again. If anyone wishes to donate anything from our wish list, that would be

Homecoming, From Home

“One aspect of our pandemic-era Open Houses I have grown to appreciate is the Zoom panel discussion… Before the pandemic we would invite alumni to our Open Houses, but we were limited to alumni who were local. Now with Zoom, we can invite alumni from anywhere in the world!”

Giving Letter

December 18, 2020 Dear Friend of Fairhaven School, I would like to begin this letter with warm greetings and well wishes. I hope that you and your family are healthy and managing through the COVID-19 pandemic.  In late spring of

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