Jersey Shore Free School | Democracy
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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.

Our United States history is a story of independent, free thinkers who objected to what was 'the norm' because it did not work for them.

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.

Open to All (non-discrimination policy)

The Jersey Shore Free School admits students of any race, color, national origin and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.

“The dogmas of the past are inadequate… we must think anew and act anew.”

– Abraham Lincoln