Saturday, November 12, 2005

    Blue Mountain Schoolhouse

    Not so long ago, the traditional one-room schoolhouse was the heart and soul of community education in America. With a couple of changes, it still is.

    The one-room schoolhouse brought students of all ages, all skill levels together – to learn together. That’s the idea behind Blue Mountain Schoolhouse, a return to community-based education. Through independent workshops and classes, teachers offer one-on-one training in fine art, crafts, trades, healing arts, and spiritual disciplines.

    Blue Mountain Schoolhouse is a Western North Carolina teacher cooperative made up of a small administrative staff and an unlimited faculty drawn from the community. It’s a return to natural community-based education.