Romance and Adventure of the World

What better way to look ahead to the new year than seeing the first graders help the NYC Parks Department plant bulbs in the newly renovated Little Red Square? We’ve been told that these tulips, donated by the Washington Square Park Conservancy, will grow to be red. Perfect for our school!

Above all things, the progressive schools believe that childhood is a part of life and not just a preface to something more important, and that at every age children should have a chance to respond to the romance and adventure of the world around them.

 —Elisabeth Irwin: from Fitting the School to the Child, 1924