Far Brook is a progressive independent school for students in N3s to Grade Eight. We are an intentionally diverse community of learners and educators. Our progressive approach provides a unique combination of theme-based and essential question-focused experiential learning. Curiosity, creativity and community are valued. We infuse the arts in the learning process and integrate subjects to create connection and meaning. Our 9-acre wooded campus features red shingled buildings that house grades levels and specials. All children move from building to building daily. We have a school yard wetlands habitat and encourage exploration of the natural environment. A part of Far Brook's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice: Diversity, equity, and a commitment to social justice are central to Far Brook’s identity, community, and educational mission. Embracing our society’s broad range of experiences, perspectives, and ways of being and knowing creates the best learning environment for students and the most enriching community. As an independent, progressive school, Far Brook recognizes the complexity of its relationship to privilege. We expect of our community members — including our students, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, and families — a clear commitment to: -Intentionally build and support the diversity of our community and authentic relationships across identities and experiences. -Learn about all forms of oppression and fiercely defend the humanity of all people. -Acknowledge privilege, name social inequities, and confront biases and historical misrepresentations. -Support, in word and deed, partnerships with the broader community in ways that promote solidarity. For the complete commitment visit our website: https://www.farbrook.org/about/commitment-to-diversity-equity-and-social-justice/
You should believe that "childhood happens once" and that children are capable of thinking in depth and expressing themselves. You should value the construction of knowledge through process and you should deemphasize extrinsic motivations such as grades. You're a strong fit if you believe that social justice is a responsibility of education, if you are a creative and passionate educator and you love children. Being flexible and innovative support one's ability to be successful in our autonomous, but collaborative environment.