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Sports at Fairhaven

Our students spend a lot of their time outdoors. Although many of these hours involve exploration and imaginaitive play,  I often see them playing more organized, pickup games of ultimate frisbee, basketball, and soccer. It never ceases to amaze me that our students play in all sorts of weather (notice  football in the snow, below). Games at Fairhaven can be like the weather, in a way: they materialize instantly like summer storms often do, out of nowhere, then at some point they scatter, only to return another day.

Becka Miller, Staff

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NPR Video on the Vital Role of Play in Brain Development

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

Gameplay at Fairhaven School

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.

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As a teaching artist for the past 21 years, it has been both my pleasure and my passion to share my art with students. This year’s challenge of Shakespeare’s Hamlet has proven equally fulfilling. It is my personal belief that

Fairhaven School 24 Hour Film Challenge

Fairhaven School recently held its first 24 Hour Film Challenge, where students were able to stay at school over the weekend to produce their short films. Two supervisors/instructors tasked the students with creating a silent film which must use specific

"Death Of A Doornail"

Last month, for the thirteenth year in a row, Fairhaven School’s Theatre Corporation staged a production. This year, they decided to host a dinner theater. Staff and students set up the room, and parents cooked the baked ziti and black

Time Is On My Side

Last week in between cases in Fairhaven School’s JC (Judicial Committee), a student restated  Stephen Hawking’s theory that time stands still inside a black hole. “Although a watch would probably explode in there, if it didn’t, he thinks it would

"Arsenic And Old Lace" is a hit!

Fairhaven School’s Theatre Corporation is staging Kesserling’s comedy “Arsenic And Old Lace” for a second weekend this Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 7:00. Approximately one-third of the school has been involved, from acting to directing, from set-building to stage

Guest Post: Play Will Save Your Life

(Reprinted here with permission, a blog post from Frome School founder Guy Wilson. http://fromefreeschool.co.uk/ Best wishes to Guy and his start-up group as they open a Sudbury school in the United Kingdom!) After seven hours of traffic jams and motorways,

The Value Of Play (Again!)

Down the hall, young students are playing in the Kid Nook like they have been for weeks, animating piles of dolls big and small for hours . In the old building, teens are continuing their latest Dungeons and Dragons campaign.

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