John and Cynthia Hardy are not your average people, they are life-long entrepreneurs, and they did not want to provide their children with an average education. That is why, after homeschooling their children for many years, in 2006, they created Green School. Green School emerged from the idea that they wanted to create an educational environment where they felt comfortable sending their own daughters, and one that they believed in.
Since then, they have built a revolutionary model of education, one that integrates sustainability, entrepreneurship all while learning about community and our environment. They began at Green School Bali and have since opened their doors to children and parents in New Zealand, South Africa, and Tulum.
These are some of the core values of the Green school; first, it must be relationship-centered. This means that community is important to this environment of learning. Secondly, it must be experiential, their unique framework of teaching and learning has to be readapted based on the needs of the community they are constantly building. Thirdly, authenticity is a priority, Green school strives to build a programme based on an interconnected network of systems, where sustainability and diversity are at the center of everything. Lastly, it wants to act locally, as an educational organization, they desire to respect the culture, community, and environment they are in, and then think globally.
Green school is a disruptor, and wants people to ask themselves is our standard educational system shaping the future generations in the right way? According to Green School, the answer is clear: we need to start placing our values in culture, environment, and community in order to build a sustainable future.