Blog : Meet a Green Alliance Business: Acorn School

By Madelaine | Apr 15, 2014 | in

Who: Acorn School

What: Launched in 1972, the Acorn School engages children's creativity by making the process of learning as fun as possible. The school uses its surroundings to help forge a curriculum and philosophy aimed at stirring within its students an appreciation for the natural world; including recycling, composting and keeping a healthy garden. Acorn has maintained a low student-to-teacher ratio to provide more one-on-one interaction, communication and personal growth. The result is a philosophy where the emphasis is "on the process, rather than the product."

Where: 136 Winnicut Road, P.O. Box 570, Stratham

On the Web: www.acornschoolnh.com

What makes it green: 

Long-standing commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling.
Maintains robust garden.
Composts all usable food and paper scraps.
Emphasizes the importance of nature and the environment in its curriculum.
Worked with fellow GA business Little Green Homes on construction of outdoor "tree house" dedicated to the memory of a former teacher.

Green Alliance members receive $25 off their initial registration fee at Acorn School! To join the GA, click here