The School Rowing Program takes off!

The schools absorb so much nervous strength through mere bookwork that there is not much spirit left in the young to fashion for themselves soul-restoring activities. I do not wish to be misunderstood; I do not advocate the lowering of the intellectual standards. On the contrary, I would like to see the mind trained by a sterner exercise of the thinking faculty. --Kurt Hahn

There is no greater job security than mastering a variety of skills.

There is no better preparation for life than developing emotional strength and self confidence.

There is no better vehicle for developing leadership than the responsibility of a captain, answerable for the safety of the vessel and crew.


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  Solid Direction and Hard Work

Place Based Education

The Straight A Report Card

  No Room for Failure

 What I Learned from Bazooka Joe

 Investment in Learning 

  The Role of Education

  The Seagull

 Dance Pages

  Hope for the Future

  The Push-up Challenge

  Working Together

 Racing Season

 The "Doing Risk"

   A Sledding Party


  The Lid

 Hard Work

   The Work of Ambassadors

Lessons from a Car Wash

   The Strangest Dream

Why Educate by Building Wooden Boats?

   An Enterprising Education

How does one Define Experiential Education?

  The Heart of Education

Speech given by Muriel Curtis upon acceptance of the Knox Pomona Grange Award for Public Service.