A free-range childhood in a rich and respectful community gives solid foundations for self-mastery and lifelong learning.
At RsV we believe that given the unknowable future humanity faces, confidence, courage, communication, compassion, collaboration, curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, initiative and effective self-management are far better educational bets than obedience, conformity, neat handwriting, the ability to memorise information, and the ability to pass written tests. There’s only so many hours in a day. Time spent on somebody else’s curriculum is time not spent on finding and developing one’s own unique strengths.
“Self-education through play and exploration requires enormous amounts of unscheduled time—time to do whatever one wants to do, without pressure, judgment, or intrusion from authority figures.”Dr. Peter Gray