With the support and guidance of our health team, Free Union Country School will maintain a policy consistent with the guidance of the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health. In simplest terms, it means that we will no longer require masking indoors, though we will honor and respect those staff and students who choose to do so. Download the guidelines. Read more here for the September 27, 2022 policy update.
Something you may not know about Tim from Alison Lubin's excellent introduction (read more) is his belief that student academic and social growth is enhanced when they feel they belong. During his interviews for the position, Tim observed quickly that Free Union creates immediate avenues to belonging by enabling students to refer to staff by their first names. In the coming days we will share with you Tim's experience in education leadership and pedagogy. But first...
Illustrated and dictated by Kindergarteners and read by 5th graders, this video book in four entertaining minutes reveals the heart and soul of our School.
... in subsequent indoor classroom engagement. Although it was once thought that time outdoors, even recess, would leave students keyed up and unable to focus when they returned for indoor classroom lessons, precisely the reverse seems to be true. The research paper suggests that schools like Free Union and many in Scandinavia confer advantages to growth and learning across the curriculum through instruction outdoors and indoors that the vast majority of schools in the United States are yet to embrace. More to follow!
Planning to enroll your child in a new school is a complex decision that typically is motivated by the following advantages found in private elementary schools:
Among the best advice about changing schools that we have read is included in the 4 reasons your child may be ready to switch schools.
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