Another role we’ve seen grow and develop at school is the role of animal caretaker. So many of our young people have strong feelings for and about animals. We have always had ethical vegetarians and vegans on campus. Students have
(In May, 2012, Ting Schule, a Sudbury school in Berlin, invited Fairhaven staff member Mark McCaig to speak at a public event. Here is the first half of his remarks.) Who Will I Become Today? Role-Playing as a Way to
The best book I read in 2010 (and one I’ve used in my Creative Writing class here at school) might just be expatriate poet Gustaf Sobin’s essay collection Luminous Debris: Reflecting On Vestige In Provence And Languedoc. In it the
A slideshow of Fairhaven School presented at the Greenfest during October 2009.
It is indeed May here on campus. Just last week students found a toad, a skink, and a worm snake- all in one day. After a week of cool spring rains, it was as if all the reptiles and and
I sit here in one of the new grey office chairs and listen to the voices outside the door. There are little girls playing a pretend game in the Kid Nook; they are giving precise instructions to each other as
No season explodes with activity quite like spring at Fairhaven School. Some field notes: The newly chartered Garden Corporation has already tilled a plot in the backyard by the millstone, planting greens, potatoes, onions, and marigolds. Steady rains have eased
Perhaps more than any other quality, presence defines Fairhaven’s students. Sitting in the Chesapeake Room on a sunny Saturday in February as our eight potential graduates declared their intentions to seek diplomas, then fielded questions from assembled parents, staff and