There has to be a better way.
After spending six months homeschooling my four kids while traveling in Central America, I couldn’t bear to put them back into traditional school. The rows of desks, fill-in-the-blank worksheets, one-size-fits-all curriculum, constant high-stakes testing, and the immense amounts of wasted time and lost potential were too much. That’s where Greenfields started.
I wanted to build a school that restored autonomy to schools, and honored the students, families and communities that it serves. I wanted to revolutionize education – to create a true, viable, and affordable alternative to the traditional school system.
I looked for schools that start with each child’s unique talents, passions and curiosity; that didn’t judge but empowered and strengthened, honing thinking and building character. I needed to create a school where failure is embraced as a learning opportunity and pushing past limits is expected. The graduates of this school would be prepared to tackle the challenges of the future while leading full, happy lives, profoundly rich with meaning and purpose.
There is a better way.
I believe we have found that better way. I hope that after learning about Greenfields Academy, you will send your children and delight in what they can do and who they can become. Together we can reinvent education for a better, brighter future.