Outside of math class, we here at Spring Street aren’t in the habit of assigning numerical values to things. Too often, we feel, students feel reduced to numbers: their grade point averages, their standardized test scores, their number of followers on social media. We prefer to look at our students as whole people, constantly evolving … Read more
On November 22nd, we resume an important Spring Street tradition that was placed on hold last year due to Covid-19. The 6 & 7th graders will perform a Gratitude Reading at the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. The performance begins at 11:30am and will last about 70 minutes. Please come and celebrate their poise and wisdom. Their words are beautiful, and their … Read more
On Thursday, November 11, we’ll be hosting our annual Open House for prospective students and families–in person! Come meet several of our current students and teachers, tour our uniquely beautiful campus, and discover what we’re all about. You may know as “the school with the flags” or “the school that backpacks,” but we are so … Read more
Bradley and Nick’s Spectrum 7 Assault: https://simmer.io/@CodeXP/bradley-bennett-s-spectrum-seven-assault Harris and Seamus’ R.O.L.L: https://simmer.io/@SeamGaming/r-o-l-l Carly and Reese’s Jerry: https://simmer.io/@kendi/jerry Aiden and Oliver’s Find The Thingy Pro: https://simmer.io/@MrSirTheOliver/find-the-thingy-pro
This year, Spring Street students created a podcast in the Astronomy class, and we would love for you to listen to it! Students answered the question, “What meaning and value have humans derived from studying the universe?” Each answer is its own separate episode, 5-10 minutes in length. Click here to access the podcast.
Rain, an alumna from 2019, won the New York Society of Illustrators student scholarship competition. This is a great honor for a student!
Join Callie North as she explores herbalism, plant medicine, and healing through the lens of an alternate history to the current Eurocentric narrative. From bio-regional gathering to ancestral practices, this class will examine why herbalism is our birthright and how seasonal living and forming relationships with plants can change our perceived place in the natural … Read more
Join Joshua Hoyt for a discussion on foraging, a word emphasizing the act of searching for wild edibles. While modern foraging is often about the search, indigenous people thought very differently about what it meant to get food from their environment. Far from a passive, primitive activity, indigenous food gathering was based on a radical, … Read more
Join Thor Hanson for a lively investigation of how plants and animals are responding to climate change – moving, adapting, and evolving in real-time, all around us. From lizards in hurricanes to wandering trees to the feeding habits of bees, bears, and beetles, the stories in this talk explore the biological challenges of life on … Read more
Dear Families, Friends, and Faculty, There is no better time than winter to connect with the community and learn something new about the amazing planet we all inhabit. Starting in January, Spring Street International School is excited to present our 2021 Nature Speaker Series, a community event that provides insight into the lives of those … Read more
Our Fall 2020 Annual & Alumni Fundraisers have come to a close and we are incredibly grateful for all of the immense support we have received from parents, board members, and the San Juan Island community. This year, funding for the unexpected has become even more important to our school, and the generous donations from … Read more
Dear Families, I am saddened to announce that tomorrow – Tuesday – will be our last in-person school day this semester. As much as it would have been great to finish the week, after speaking with local doctors and epidemiologists and several of you, the balance of the efficacy of in-person teaching and the feeling … Read more