The Open School is Orange County’s first and only democratic free school. Instead of curriculum and classes, students learn through life and democracy. Instead of teachers, they learn from everyone. Our students grow in independence, responsibility, and compassion by practicing these things daily and authentically.
Freedom means students are responsible for their own learning. They learn by playing, conversing, and pursuing their passions. Staff do not assign work, teach classes, or give tests. Students learn self-discipline by practicing it daily. They focus deeply on their passions, set their own pace, and are responsible for their own outcomes.
Democracy means students are truly in control of their school. Students and staff have equal voice in all school business, including making and enforcing the rules, developing programs, and budgeting. Every individual in the community, whether five years old or fifty, has the same power to advocate for his or her interests.
What are you waiting for? The future is open. Apply now for the 2017-2018 school year: openschooloc.com/wp/admissionsCurrency Accepted:
- Cash Fiat (e.g. Dollar)
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