In our environment, students are able to develop traits that are key to achieving success: They are comfortable learning new things; confident enough to rely on their own judgment; and capable of pursuing their passions to a high level of competence.
Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities.
Teaching at Summerhill is a creative challenge. We want staff to be people first, and active members of the democratic community. However Summerhill is a school, with classrooms and teachers. Children do not have to come to lessons, but as a teacher your responsibility is to deliver an excellent program for those children who wish to attend, to remain neutral towards those who do not, and be encouraging with students who wish to begin learning.
Pour juger d’un dessin, il faut vous refaire une âme neuve et sensible, et sentir, par-delà la maladresse du coup de crayon, la personnalité qui transparaît, une sensation fugitive qui s’exprime, un être qui se réalise et qui monte. Nous ferons une place importante à ces réalisations artistiques : dessin, illustration de texte, peinture, gravure, chant, danse, théâtre, guignol.