Open Houses

See and experience Progressive Education in action!

NOTE: At this time, our tours are suspended. If you'd like more information on The Children's School or would like to schedule a phone conversation to discuss questions and enrollment, please feel free to email our Director of Administration, Pamela Freese, PhD at

Come and experience the innovative methods, creative learning facilities and unique curriculum of our progressive educational environment. Current and prospective parents are heartily encouraged to come enjoy coffee from Mulata, conversation with directors, and a tour of the school. 

Contact us to schedule a personal tour at any time, including the summer months, or attend one of our monthly First Friday open houses during the school year. First Friday Open Houses begin at 9 a.m. and typically last until 10:30 a.m.  We find this tour answers many questions and initiates new ones, so ask away! Our aim is to make placements that are a good match for the child, the family, and the school.


Dates for 2019 - 20 First Friday Open House Tours

April 3rd CANCELED


(June through August, by appointment)

Request a Tour!

In addition to your First Friday Open Houses, we make every effort to schedule individual private tours at a time that works best for you. Please fill out the following form to request a tour, providing the dates and times that would work for you.


“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”  John Dewey

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