We're called Reach because little kids want to reach for everything, try everything, figure everything out. Schools like ours say that this drive stays with kids, even through their teens, if they grow up in a supportive environment.
Families join us for a variety of reasons. Some parents see their children learning naturally and eagerly when left to their own devices. Some kids simply insist that they're not going to follow someone else's agenda. Some parents see their children losing their sense of self in their current school, and want to try something else. Whatever the reason for joining, families stay at schools like ours because of the results.
While we're independent and locally grown, we're modeled after a school that opened in the 1960s, Sudbury Valley School. We're non-profit and democratically run.