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Q&A with Blue School's Head of School, Gina Farrar and Director of Advancement, Laura Camien

Blue School | August 7, 2020 | Sponsored Post

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Since its inception, Blue School has been reimagining education for our changing world. Never before has our world changed so quickly. In response, we have expertly designed an educational experience to meet the current needs of families. Blue School Connected retains all the hallmarks of a Blue School education by fostering creativity, promoting academic excellence, nurturing human relationships, and inspiring a growing passion for learning.

Q. What do you think sets you apart from your competition? Blue School Parents Praise Online Program

A."We were all thrown a curve ball with distance learning however you didn’t skip a beat, in fact, somehow you still managed to over-deliver! The consistency of your upbeat daily emails along with the thoughtful and joyful zoom calls made the transition as seamless as we could’ve hoped for. You have made each child feel supported, loved, motivated and ready for 3rd grade; both academically and emotionally." - Monica Slack, class parent, on behalf of 2nd Grade families

“In our first year at Blue School, we can see our children's unique brilliance expanding in profoundly beautiful ways!” - Aleijuan King, 5th and 7th grade parent

Q. Please share what is up next for you and the business in terms of future launches, collaborations, openings or any news we can buzz.

A. Wondering what school will look like this fall? Blue School Connected provides options so that parents can make the right choice for their family. And each Blue School Connected option delivers a balanced approach that fosters creativity, promotes academic excellence, nurtures human relationships, and inspires a growing passion for learning.

The Blue School Connected - Onsite+Online program strategically combines in-person classes with digital engagement to achieve our educational goals.

The Connected - Fully Online option provides an innovative educational experience encouraging students to learn in creative ways that extend beyond the computer.

Whichever option you choose for the 2020-21 school year, Blue School Connected is a joyful, community-centered experience empowering students from age 2 through 8th grade to be capable, creative and courageous builders of a harmonious and sustainable world.

Q. Is there anything else you’d like to add or think we should know about your work?

A. Are you feeling the strain of being a 24 hour a day parent, while balancing work responsibilities and your own emotions during this difficult moment in time? We’re so with you.

Are you feeling the strain of being a 24 hour a day parent, while balancing work responsibilities and your own emotions during this difficult moment in time? We’re so with you.

If you're looking for support and honesty about how to find your way listen to On Balance's Episode 12 where our host, Dawn Williams, speaks with Dr. Daniel Siegel, child psychologist, author, and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. Dan shares wisdom from his recent book, The Power of Showing Up, along with specific ways his research can support parents with the challenges they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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https://www.blueschool.org/on-balance-new-podcast



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