Today I asked my students Millie, Willow, and Sophia where they went to school before coming to Alpha, and whether they liked their current school better. They all went to local public schools before coming here, and the answer was a resounding yes. When I asked what they liked better about Alpha, they instead told me what they didn’t like about where they were before.
“We were always learning the same stuff!”
“We had to learn about caves EVERY year!”
“Here there are options, at my old school there were no options!”
“We couldn’t choose our space… here we can move wherever we want.”
“It wasn’t as fun as our space right now you were told where to sit, and you had to be in the same place every day.”
“I used to not want to leave because I was going to miss my friends, but now I would never go back.”
At Alpha, kids get to be their exact selves in body and in mind. They aren’t held back or bored by the redundancies of a standardized classroom, and they aren’t shackled to a desk. Here, kids’ natural love of learning is allowed to flourish.