There are five basic assumptions which underlie the Grassroots School approach to education:

  1. Feelings and Emotions (i.e. the “affective domain”) are as important in a person’s development as the cognitive and physical domains.
  2. The mind is naturally inquisitive, and such inquisitiveness must be allowed and encouraged to the fullest extent possible.
  3. All knowledge is interrelated.
  4. Each person is unique and it is fundamental in an educational setting to fully respect and honor this uniqueness.
  5. We are all responsible for and dependent upon each other.