After 11 wonderful years The Garden Road School has closed operations. It has been our privilege to offer an exceptional educational foundation to over 200 students and their families.
Many thanks to all of our staff, parents and friends who helped create this wonderful sanctuary for children to learn. The Garden Road School continues in our hearts and minds as we all move on to new adventures.
Donna Mikkelsen, Founder/Director
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to stay in touch. Thanks.
Read more about our story in this Cooperative Catalyst Blog written by Paul Freedman:
Learn more about Community Supported Education…
We did it! Thank you for helping us raise $5,000 through Kickstarter.
Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi presents Garden Road Founders with Award
At our 10 Year Celebration, Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi presented the Garden Road Founders with a beautiful certificate of award.
It says: “Your school has provided a successful educational model for the children. The combination of great teachers, artists, counselors, parents, students and donors, has made for a wonderful school. You are a great asset to our community and we wish you the best of luck and continued success! Congratulations and keep up the great work!”
Thank you Linda!
Watch our video:
Read the latest about our community garden project
GIVING GARDEN blog post
See our Guest Post on Cooperative Catalyst
“Can a Community Support Education?”
written by Director Donna Mikkelsen
Don’t miss the latest edition of Open Pages
“I wish there had been a Garden Road School for my own kids. The whole place is a tribute to the energy, inspiration, and intelligence of its founders and staff. If we ever get the educational changes as a nation that we so desperately need, it will come from quiet little “can do” places like the Garden Road, not from Harvard or Washington. I heartily endorse this school.”
-John Taylor Gatto,
Former New York State Teacher of the Year, Author of Dumbing us Down