Securing Our Permanent Residence
In an effort to build a statewide community of engaged citizens and active leaders committed to environmental justice and social activism, The Greene School purchased 70.8 acres of land in West Greenwich, Rhode Island previously owned by Gateway Health Care in November of 2016. The purchase of 94 John Potter Road was made possible by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and supports the founders' wish to develop an environmentally literate generation of empowered students from across the state of Rhode Island who take action and care for the space we share.
"The Board of Directors is thrilled to have secured a permanent home for The Greene School, something we have been striving to settle since we were approved in 2010", reports Amy Pratt, Founder and Board President. "We now own a teaching campus with 70 acres of forests, fields, and wetland. It is our hope to have a school choice where Rhode Island kids can come together to learn about their place in the natural world."
The Greene School embraces an expeditionary-based teaching practice and strives to impart the values of integrity, compassion, tolerance, perseverance, and responsibility-both personal as well as societal. We prepare our students to be informed, skilled, innovative, and involved community leaders. The Greene School students will grow academically and socially, become the environmental stewards of the future, and actively manage the limited resources that we share as a global community.
"As a founding teacher of the school, the journey to securing a permanent home for TGS was both challenging and exciting," said Brendan Haggerty. "As the years passed the school community continued to realize the potential of the location that was right below our feet."