Disenchanted with the Public School Approach, Parents Turn to Educating Outdoors

The Slate School in North Haven is a nature-based school that opened in 2018. By Fall 2029 the school will offer kindergarten through 12th grade. (Courtesy of the Slate School)


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In 2018, after teaching for 12 years at Ridge Road Elementary School in North Haven and sending her children there, Julie Mountcastle decided she had had enough. 

“I was through with educatio...

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