Some of these students are almost fearless.

Learning by doing

The biggest leap for many parents new to Grassroots School is trusting that their kids are learning. At Grassroots, much of the learning happens by doing. Whether it is a cooking class or simply making things from materials they found around campus, kids are encouraged to explore the world and to follow …

We're raising chickens!

The Grassroots Chickens

This is the first in a series of student-produced blogs. Look for more coming soon! We wanted Grassroots to get chickens, so I brought …

Before you know it, there's a crowd.

Spur-of-the-Moment Science

Last week, a few students were playing in the sandbox and they built a mountain. They thought it would be cool to …

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Spring 2017 Family Camping Trip

The Spring 2017 Family Camping Trip was to the Newport Campground and St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. Kerrie did a great job organizing …

Pat could be counted on to bring out his banjo and sing whenever he had the chance.

A Tree for Pat

Grassroots’ founding Director Pat Seery filled the school with curiosity and joy. He welcomed students with a twinkle in his blue eyes …

One of our students learns to milk a cow.

So, how does it work?

The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion—these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at …

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Birthday Party fundraiser 2017

Grassroots School celebrates its 45th year of providing freedom in education. The Grassroots Community, which surrounds the school, is celebrating its 35th …

SAIL 2015 Graduation LOWREZ

Grassroots Grads

Four former Grassroots Free School students are graduating from SAIL High School this Spring. Three of them–Miguel Ortiz, Kristina Leigh Ann Wentz, …

Drawing K

Photography at Grassroots

Our students have been working on a photography project about the school for the past couple of weeks. Today, they experimented with …