Greene School students outperform state and national averages
A Letter from Founder & Board Pres.,
Dr. Amy Pratt
The Greene School was built through the passion of parents who care about the earth and our children. As our families are raised further from our agricultural roots, fewer people understand the impact we have on the earth. Our communities are becoming separated from each other, with too little understanding of our commonalities. Our public education system is rigid and offers few options for children who might thrive in another setting. Given this environment, the goal of The Greene School’s founding Board of was to create a high quality public, tuition free option for high school students from all over Rhode Island.
We have a great opportunity in Rhode Island to reach many diverse populations and unite them to gain a deeper understanding of the natural world through our hands-on curriculum. In fact, we currently have students from 21 different school districts throughout the state. The work is challenging but so important. The Greene School is passionate about fulfilling our mission:
We develop leaders and citizens engaged in finding peaceful and sustainable solutions to local and global challenges.
A Letter from Head Of School,
The Greene School has a defined mission and set of core values that frame our beliefs as a learning community. It is through our promising identity as an expeditionary learning community that "we prepare our students to be informed, skilled, innovative and involved community leaders." This work cannot be done in isolation. It involves a community of committed members: students who want to excel, parents who encourage and support the educational programs, community partners who support and participate in our endeavor, and faculty and staff that prioritize the success of each member.
The Greene School is an environment where students can display intellectual curiosity, recognize self-responsibility in the learning process, and develop healthy and mature relationships that support motivation, respect, and individuality. We empower students by engaging them in a program that requires them to think critically, problem solve, and work collaborately. As students discuss, debate and challenge ideas, they become more actively involved community and global citizens.