EDUCATION WITHOUT WALLS
We are a micro-school offering community, flexibility, and value. Our campus-style approach to education, similar to what you might find at a prep school or on a small college campus, allows us to offer a wide variety of classes and to connect our students with a myriad of extra-curricular choices. Activities and classes are hyper-local, all within a few blocks of one another and, because we work with over twenty teachers and twelve specialty schools, each student here is able to create their own unique, individualized schedule based on their needs and their parents’ wishes.
High school students, we will work with you to obtain an accredited diploma, support you in your college aspirations, or support your unschooling efforts by offering labs and project-oriented learning. Middle school students, we will support your emotional health and safety, community building, and academic skill-building. Your educational goals are our educational goals.
All classes meet in the beautiful historic downtown New Milford area. Teacher-to-student ratio varies between 1:1 and 1:12 for an exceptionally personalized educational experience.
The key to a successful community campus is having a terrific home base. Education without Walls offers a bright, spacious lounge area, private rooms for study, private bathrooms, and a kitchen all just for our members, with extended hours for everyone's convenience.
Our members gather regularly in the lovely walking town of New Milford, CT to enjoy activities, clubs, classes, and movies. Our facility, at which we offer up to eighty classes, has four classrooms, a kitchen, a lounge, three bathrooms, and WiFi, but this is only a small piece of the opportunities available in downtown New Milford!
Classes and tutoring are also offered across the street at FineLine Theatre Arts, around the corner at Twin Star Herbal Education, Ah Yoga, The Reis Learning Center, or Robotics & Beyond, and across the town green at the Village Center for the Arts. Busy days also see students enjoying coffee shops, the library, and local cafes. Warmer weather engenders walking around town, enjoying the gazebo at the town green, or running around at Young's Field. For tweens and teens, in particular, this environment allows for a feeling of freedom coupled with a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Activities are chosen by families and students on an individual basis, allowing for flexibility in scheduling. Choose to dive in and create your own programming, if you prefer. Take time off from classes to travel. The choice is always up to each family because each family is singularly distinctive!