Open Connections

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: Open Connections continues to be open, virtually. We recognize that springtime is often when prospective families tour the OC campus and come for an in-person interview. While our physical campus is closed for the time being, we ARE continuing to conduct interviews via Zoom or FaceTime. If you are considering enrollment for Fall 2020, we encourage you to take advantage of this option! To learn more about setting up a virtual interview, please click the "Inquire" link. We look forward to “meeting” you and showing you all that OC has to offer. Thank you for your interest in Open Connections! CURRENT FAMILIES: Please check your email for the kick-off schedule for distance learning!

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OC Blog

This OC Blog features articles from our quarterly OC Magazine.  Articles cover a variety of topics inspired by the different programs that we offer at OC. You will also find Peter's Podium written by Peter Bergson, OC Co-Founder, who explores broader philosophical topics related to Open Education.


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Originally published in the Winter 2019-20 issue of the "Open Connections Magazine"   I have come to think of what we call education is far from what lies beneath the surface of almost every...



Supporting Autonomy and Agency in Young People

Kelly Dillon, Program Coordinator (ages 7-12), Choice Co-coordinator, Facilitator

Originally published in the Winter 2019-20 "OC Magazine"   Looking back, I suppose autonomy and agency were likely the drive behind my search for options other than the conventional school path...



Sharing a Passion for Math in Group Tutorial II

Amy Hertzog, Facilitator

Originally published in the Winter 2019-20 issue of the "Open Connections Magazine"   I spent most of my school-aged years in Japan, attending traditional American schools on U.S. military bases....



Natural Learning in the Open Program

Michelle Brockway, Program Coordinator (ages 4-8 years), Facilitator

(Originally printed in the Fall 2019 OC Magazine.)   At Open Connections, we believe that all people have the right and privilege to create a self-directed life of purpose and fulfillment. We...



Peter's Podium: Is OC for Parents Too?


(Originally Published in the Fall 2019 OC Magazine)   At our end-of-the-year OC Board meeting in June we began a discussion regarding the second half of OC’s mission statement:   “[work] with...



Cultivating a Climate of Connection in Group Tutorial I

Linda Soffer, Facilitator

(Originally published in the Fall 2019 OC Magazine)   Connection is widely recognized by psychologists, sociologists and biologists as a core human need and a fundamental drive for all social...

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