The pioneers of our country, in all areas, were men and women of courage, conviction, fortitude, knowledge and wisdom who envisioned a better world for themselves and their children. This was the process of the birth of the finest democracy the world has ever seen.
We believe that traditional schooling has stopped this process. Cookie cutter, mandated learning, evaluated by a single paper test, does not work for the likes of these men and women. They looked within themselves for their answers and direction. They worked together to realize their dreams. They were creative, resourceful, independent, visionary pioneers and leaders, not stay-in-line and keep-your-mouth-shut followers. We want our children to follow in their footsteps. We trust our children, growing up in this environment, to be personally successful and to help create a better world.
We want the process of democracy to continue long after we are all gone. We trust that our children, educated in a free, democratic school, will not only continue that process, they will enhance it.