A new private school is planning to open in Saratoga Springs, NY. This survey is to get your advice on whether our local community would benefit from this school.
The school is a democratic school, one of more than 100 democratic schools in the USA. As a democratic school, we believe children deserve the right to have a say in their own education. This has two main aspects in our school: first, children self-direct their own education, learning at their own pace and designing their own curriculum; second, students and staff are responsible for the daily decisions at the school.
The school does not administer assessment tests to students. There are no mandatory classes, but rather students take classes based on their unique interests. The private school would initially enroll students in grades K - 3rd, eventually becoming K - 12. Children of all ages would mix together during the day. Field trips and experiential learning are a major part of learning.
Please take a few minutes below to answer some questions regarding your child’s current school situation.