Welcome to the Open Classroom
The Open Classroom is a parent-cooperative, multi-age public-school elementary program located in San Geronimo, Marin County, California.Along with a public Montessori program and a progressive Middle School program , it is part of the Lagunitas School District.
Here are just a few ways our program stands out:
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Members of the Open Classroom community see social, physical, emotional, and academic growth as being interrelated and of equal value. In order to meet the needs of the total child, we emphasize respect for the individual and individual learning styles, emotional growth and freedom of choice. Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget has shown that there are patterns and sequences to the learning of certain skills; we use these as guides and recognize that individuals do not follow precise timetables. To help our children develop a sense of responsibility for their own progress, we encourage them to make choices. As educator John Holt said, “Only from making choices and judgments can the child learn to make them better, or learn to trust his own judgment.”
Our comedy, We Need a Caboose, will be performed at school on Wednesday, May 27th. There will be two performances at 10am and 11am. See you there, Larry
Hi, Are you ready for the train trip on Thursday? Everyone be here at 7:30 Sharp. We have a lot of adults attending. If you can carpool with someone please do--let me know ASAP so I can have an accurate driver's list ready. It would be great to carpool to maximize the...
As you know, the Lagunitas School District has taken significant steps to balance its budget this summer. As part of a series of legally mandated spending reductions throughout the whole district, our unique programs will be losing some district-provided funds over...
I really need my field trip notes to come in. I am really short on drivers at this time. Thanks, Marlene