• Kids and teachers play outdoors

    At Free Union, learning is...
    everywhere

  • Young students smile over a construction of wooden sticks

    At Free Union, learning is...
    joyful

  • Two students work together on math using a calculator and candies

    At Free Union, learning is...
    challenging

  • Girl works in her nature study workbook under the trees

    At Free Union, learning is...
    independent

  • Two students read a picture book together among colorful pencils

    At Free Union, learning is...
    shared

  • Preschoolers in rain gear laugh and stomp in a mud puddle

    At Free Union, learning is...
    messy

  • Older students view images in a microscope

    At Free Union, learning is...
    eye-opening

  • Students and their teacher read together under a tree

    At Free Union, learning is...
    for all ages

Among 82 entries in the Charlottesville area schools, The Monticello Bird Club and the Blue Ridge Young Birders Club honored three Free Union classes and two students.

Our second and third grades won for the collection of posters that addressed threats to avian life and creative solutions. In the Individual competition Tilda in 2nd and Christiana in 3rd won; each will receive a pair of binoculars. A full list of winners can be found on the Blue Ridge Young Birders website. Gratitude to teachers Leah Montgomery, George Mackronis, and Blair Amberly for their key role in furthering conservation education at Free Union Country School. Tilda's (top below) and Christiana's (bottom below) posters follow:

habitat loss

pesticides