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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Peter's Address at the OC 40th Anniversary Gala


Peter Bergson, OC Co-founder addressed the guests at the OC 40th Anniversary Gala Celebration.   I know that you all came here tonight for the same basic reason, and I’ll bet it’s not for the one...



The Importance of Asking Why?

The Importance of Asking Why?: The Direct Correlation Between Hands-on Learning and Lifelong Learners   The Choice program offers project based-learning, where youth are able to investigate what...



Peter's Podium - Fall 2018


Peter's Podium - Fall 2018 Originally published in the OC Magazine - Fall 2018   When I was a youngster I summered on Cape Cod, where my maternal grandparents owned a cottage that our family...



Real Work, Purposeful Projects

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

Real Work, Purposeful Projects  Those who know me know how enthusiastic I am about older youth spending time in the Open Program (OP). I have shared in the past about the benefits of having multiple...



Open Connections and the Makerspace Movement

Rick Sleutaris, Co-Director, Facilitator

Open Connections and the Makerspace Movement: Shared Philosophies on Learning and Human Nature   Would you like to create a custom t-shirt, build a 3D topographical map from wood, design a bumper...



Peter's Podium - Summer 2018


Start with the End in Mind   I was recently volunteered (sic) to serve on a new committee at my Quaker meeting after a remark I made in the midst of a discussion regarding the Meeting’s library,...

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