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New Perspectives - Aug, 1998 Issue #53

(A school of North American Boarding Schools)
Sutton, Vermont
By: Linda Houghton, Founder, and
Rebecca Plona, Admissions Counselor

The King George School will be opening on September 15th, 1998 on a three hundred-acre former dairy farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The school is the culmination of nearly two years of work on the part of Linda Houghton, one of the original architects of emotional-growth education. 

The mission of the King George School is to provide an outstanding, fully integrated educational experience for its students. Both a college-preparatory academic curriculum and Linda’s own emotional-growth educational program will be offered. In addition, the school will focus on the visual and performing arts. Faculty at the school is able to teach such diverse activities as creative writing, photography, drama, puppetry, and music. The school year will begin with a seven-week cross-country experience called “Leadership through Literature.” Designed to serve as the first portion of the 1998-1999 academic year, students and faculty will spend a week camping the White Mountains of New Hampshire, six days in the Canyonlands of Utah, and twelve days rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Throughout the experience, students will receive academic instruction in writing skills, geology, history, drama, and experiential education. Upon return to the campus, the students will resume a more traditional academic structure and continue to build upon what they have learned. 

Students who will be successful at the King George School are those who are bright and creative yet have encountered one or more stumbling blocks at school or at home that have caused them to lose focus. These are students who would benefit from a stable, nurturing educational environment in which they are able to receive the necessary support to resume academic success. The goal of the faculty at the King George School is to assist our students in rekindling the love of learning that they experienced in their early school years. 

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