Andrew Smallman, BA 1988
Puget Sound Community School
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The central educational purpose of PSCS is to help students learn to use their minds well while becoming thoughtful, sincere, and respectful global citizens. We believe the best way to do this is to provide our students a collaborative educational community that respects and honors their individuality, challenges them to step outside their comfort zones, and encourages them to pursue those things that bring them joy. So honored, our students discover and learn to use their natural gifts. They develop a deep sense of self by creating meaningful expressions of their passions in the world. This humanistic approach allows students to experience personal success and fulfillment now, and in the future as capable engaged adults.
660 S Dearborn St.
How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?
I graduated from high school thinking education was something done to you instead of something you do for yourself. Evergreen helped me realize that my education was just that, mine. Very quickly at Evergreen, I asked myself why I couldn't have been a partner in my education at a much younger age. With such a question in mind, I set about to create an Evergreen-like school for middle & high school.