from the Head Teacher
Welcome to Greenfields Independent Day & Boarding School.
Greenfields is an ISA (Independent Schools Association) approved private school which has a fully licensed and accredited Montessori based Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle School (K-8) and 6th Form.
It utilises proven study methods (Study Technology) and a strong moral code (THE WAY TO HAPPINESS Booklet) ensuring happy students, no bullying, no drugs and successful graduates. Students aged 2 to 18 receive an all-round education for life, including National Curriculum and English Language (EFL) unit with excellent academic results.
Greenfields School is a unique place set on the edge of the Ashdown Forest
in its own eleven acres of woodland, where we take pride in providing
an education for our students which we feel prepares them for life
in society like nowhere else in the world.
Theres something special about Greenfields visitors
regularly comment on the distinctive atmosphere here, the uncommon
bond which exists between students and between teachers and students.
The school has a particular ethos, a rare quality of its own, which
has been kept alive over time by many people.
We are still family-sized every class at Greenfields
is small enough for any teacher to be able to hold each students
progress accurately in his or her minds eye and every
year, new students arrive and are assimilated into this family
this is the group where Juniors and Seniors play football together,
where students from Year 7 hang out with students from Year 11,
where everyone knows everyone else by name. This is the school where
firm friendships develop between staff and students which last way
beyond the students years at school.
This will remain the essence of Greenfields: one big family, usually
happy, usually getting on with what needs to be done almost spontaneously.
We provide this friendly, caring and safe environment but the most
important factor in our success is our method of study, which ensures
that children really understand and can therefore use the information
they study. This in turn brings about individuals who gain far greater
affinity with the world around them than they could expect to get
Students who are given the tools to feel really passionate about
something whether thats History, or Art, or Mathematics,
or Physics or any other field of study become more than students:
they have the potential to become practitioners and operators, leaders
and guides in their chosen fields. How exactly this is accomplished
is explained later in this prospectus.
With all this in place, we excel at setting students on their chosen
paths. While they are at school, we expect them to take an active
role in the schools life, to endeavour to change conditions
around them for the better and to set a good example for others.
I am confident that you will find something really special here
and I look forward to showing you more and to answering any questions
relating to your childs educational development.