After years of asking "Why?" in regard to traditional school practices, Lauren and Christian remained unsatisfied with the answers they found. Their two boys kept them searching for something better, something that would honor the individual spirit and curiosity of each child.
They found this "something" when they discovered a network of small micro-schools that were turning traditional education upside down. These schools were inviting children to explore the essential questions of "Who am I? Where am I going? How do my passions and talents connect with the world around me? How can I serve a great need and even change the world?"
In answering these questions themselves, Lauren and Christian saw the need for a true learner-driven school in their community- one that was more "village" and less "school". They created The Village School as a place for all children and families to explore these questions, to learn together, and to experience joy in the process.