Re: info on highland school?

Joe Jackson (shoeless@erols.com)
Sat, 23 Aug 1997 09:39:55 -0400

Gayla,

The expected opening date for the Fairhaven School, a Sudbury-
model located here in southern Bowie, MD, between Washington, DC
and Annapolis, MD, is approximately one year from now. Romey
Pittman, dodon@erols.com, can provide you with more details regarding
this school

Your ideals for a living environment sound much like our area; just over
the county line from the school site is Anne Arundel county, where we live.
The majority of central and southern A.A. county is rural; small farms that

have been around for generations, interspersed with the occasional
development. On the other hand, it is a 25 minute drive to downtown DC,
and a 12 minute drive to Annapolis from my house, which puts the "city"
within reach.

Yours,
Joe Jackson
shoeless@erols.com

> molly and i are ready to put down roots somewhere this year; we've been
> bouncing around the country doing this and that valuable thing, but
living
> like refugees when all's told. i've been working as a
> writer/editor/director of non-profit, and it's a hard row to hoe. i'm
now
> training myself to work from home as a medical transcriptionist so i can
> make a good living pretty much anywhere, anytime, while maintaining
> flexibility. we want to be able to, say, spend a month each year in
> mexico, and a month at the oregon coast, and so forth. we want to have a
> base camp, a home base where we'll spend most of our time and from which
to
> do our exploring, and that's where we want the school.
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> we need to live in a quiet, clean place. i know the cascade valley
school
> in portland, and, in fact, molly's dad lives in portland, but i lived
there
> for 13 years and just cannot do the city thing any more.
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> on the other hand, i need a progressive community, access to organic
foods....
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> so, i'm craving to find a quiet affordable woodsy-type place with a
> wonderful sudbury-model school and a sustaining community.
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> i have looked over the list of sudbury-type schools on the sudbury web
> pages, and am most drawn to the highland school in west virginia. (i
> currently live in blacksburg, virginia.) i'm mystified by its apparent
> location in the middle of nowhere...?
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> i am most interested in hearing impressions from any of you who have
> experience with or knowledge of the highland school, or other schools you
> think might be appropriate, and i thank you for helping us find where we
> need to be.
>
> gaylalin@sprynet.com * Gayla Groom * "The trouble with the rat race is
that
> even if you win, you're still a rat." -- Lily Tomlin
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