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Celebrating our accomplishments from 2016-17

When alum families come by for a visit, a common remark is about how much we've done on campus since they last saw it. As we gear up for 2018 and the wonderful plans in store, we'd like to share with you some of our accomplishments from the last year.

Between September 2016 and today, we...

  • Celebrated our 35th anniversary!
  • Began our 9th year as an independent, contemplative progressive school.
  • Initiated and sustained a new, year-long Forest Kindergarten program.
  • Hosted a record 150 summer campers! 
  • Received an Artist-in-Residency grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for the third consecutive year to bring Heart of the Child's music program to our school.
  • Maintained a solid financial footing while also increasing staff salaries.
  • Worked with the Virginia Department of Social Services to license our early childhood program.
  • Maintained and improved infrastructure including replacing worn out classroom flooring and furniture, renovating the trailer for new office space, adding new playground equipment, and rejuvenating several of our hand-crafted school signs.

  • Continued to improve and grow our programs based on feedback from families, students, staff, and other community members.
  • Celebrated 8th anniversaries with three of our staff, 7th anniversaries with 2 staff, and 6th anniversaries with another 2 staff.
  • Made Blue Mountain School history by enrolling more students than ever before.
  • Raised nearly $5,000 and over 150 volunteer hours for our Blue Mountain Barn Raising!

Thank you! We couldn't have done it without you!

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