• Book Club
Every year, Head of School Percy Abram holds two book club meetings to bring the community together around reading. All are welcome!

Getting Your Books

Getting your books

Books can be purchased at local bookstores The Elliott Bay Book Company and the UW Bookstore. For those not interested in purchasing a copy, the books can be borrowed from the Bush communications office, and are available in the Bush Library.

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  • Spring Book Club

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools
    by Tom Little and Katherine Ellison
    The longtime head of Park Day School, Tom Little, embarked on a tour of 43 progressive schools across the country. In this book, his life’s work, he interweaves his teaching experience, the knowledge he gleaned from his trip, and the history of Progressive Education. As Little and Katherine Ellison reveal, these educators and schools invigorate learning and promote inquisitiveness by allowing the curriculum to grow organically out of children's questions ― whether they lead to studying the senses, working on a farm, or re-creating a desert ecosystem in the classroom.

    We see curious students draw on information across disciplines to think in imaginative yet practical ways, like in a “Mini-Maker Faire” or designing and building a chair from scratch. Becoming good citizens was another of Little’s goals. He believed in the need for students to learn how to become advocates for themselves, from setting rules on the playground to engaging in issues of social justice in the wider community.

    Using the philosophy of Progressive Education, schools can prepare students to shape a vibrant future in the arts and sciences for themselves and the nation.

Previous Book Club Selections

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