"This school in a garden is like a real-life Narnia" ~Tech Insider 2016
"...innovative architecture with forward-looking teaching methods, generating a unique learning experience." ~Plugin Magazine 2016
"There's also an organic garden to help kids learn about plants and the environment." ~Tech Insider 2016
"The Greene School incorporates STEAM curriculum as well as hands-on, discovery-based learning." ~Business Insider 2016
"...a porous environment in which they can seamlessly experience both technology and nature, living and studying in a collaborative way, inside the classroom and outside." ~Carlo Ratti MIT 2016
"The school is designed to create a strong sense of community between students, teachers, parents..." ~Tech Insider 2016
"The Greene School was designed based on the theories of Harvard scientist E.O. Wilson..." ~Business Insider 2016
Today we all belong to an information age that is radically changing the way we live and learn. Individuals, organizations, and nations are challenged to keep pace. Leadership is redefined as innovation, creative problem-solving, and the use of new tools to achieve ambitious goals. But greatness is using these skills to advance the cause of prosperity, sustainability, and peace—to imagine a future that brings people together and fulfills our highest hopes—for our children and for our world.
After more than three decades in education including two decades as head of The Nightingale-Bamford School in Manhattan, I now have the pleasure of serving as head of The Greene School. Our vision is to create a school that will set the new standard for education. In highly interactive classrooms, our students will be encouraged to cultivate their exceptional potential in full measure, guided by talented teachers. A broad spectrum of activities will stimulate the many dimensions of each child’s intelligence. Challenge and support, in equal measure, will provide the foundation for intellectual engagement.
A center of excellence where students will experience a sense of belonging, The Greene School will give them the courage to try new things and take intellectual risks, all within a joyful and creative atmosphere. We know that we all learn from our mistakes as well as from our successes, and it takes a supportive community to encourage the development of curiosity, creativity and imagination. The Greene School is exactly that community!
Indeed, our students will be supported in developing the knowledge and skills to thrive in this new world. Combine that with our core values (innovation, excellence, integrity, tenacity, kindness, curiosity, social empowerment, and global responsibility), and our program speaks to the very essence of personal and academic growth. We plan to graduate not just great learners, but great people.
With the opening of The Greene School, we are bringing a fresh answer to the age-old question of how best to unlock the extraordinary potential of every child. The keys are resourcefulness and resilience, imagination and creativity, challenge and support, collaboration, caring, and community. We are passionate about pursuing the best ways to teach our students. And like them, we are committed to our own life-long learning. At the same time we are committed to developing the kindness and integrity of each student. Encouraging students to learn well together will be an important aspect of Greene.
In this age of perpetual change, we know that the future will belong to those who have imagination, vision, adaptability, compassion, and resilience. Greene is a place full of energy and purpose where children have fun learning, a place where they can be themselves, learn to work with others, and hone their knowledge, skills, and creativity. Our students are not mere consumers of information; they are contributors and creators of knowledge. We know our students will be tomorrow’s leaders, and our students will be able to meet that future with confidence.
As you learn more about Greene, I hope you will begin to get a sense of the extraordinary education we provide. I look forward to the time when I can meet you and your child in person.
Dorothy A. Hutcheson
Head of School
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