What is The Galileo School?

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This is Galileo


(k-spr-mnt) n.

1. A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis,
or determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
2. An innovative act or procedure
3. To try something new, especially in order to gain experience: experiment with new methods of teaching.

Welcome to the blog for The Galileo School.  Our school is an experimental one because none of us knows for sure if it will work. It is also an adventure because it promises to be an exciting and remarkable experience involving some amount of risk.  What’s not to like?

The Galileo School is the brain child of myself and my husband Sean, inspired by our three children and their enthusiasm for life and learning.  It is still in it’s infancy, being nourished by our research into different educational styles, historic observations, self-exploration and the support of a wide and varied group of individuals, friends and family alike.  The mission of The Galileo School is to create a life experience for our family that we have previously only imagined.  One where the five of us are learning about the world together: exploring, creating, sharing. Where the virtues of Gratitude and Kindness are held in highest regard.  Where curiosity is the fire that keeps us running and where there are never too many questions.  Imagine a life where there is always one more adventure right around the corner.

We hope this adventure results in countless positive outcomes, but if we had to pick one thing we would like our children to gain from this experience it would be the gift of how to learn.  For the world is out there waiting for them and there will always be one more question.  As Galileo himself once said,“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself”.  We will try to give Payton, Jack and Ava the tools to become whatever they choose to be in this life.

Please take some time to explore our blog. You have been invited to share it with us and become a part of it if you wish. Please check in now and then to see what we are up to.  We welcome your input, insight and suggestions.  Payton, Jack and Ava will be posting a selection of their work and  a record of their experiences as the year progresses. The idea is that they will gradually learn how to manage the blog and be running the majority of it by themselves by the end of the year. The support from our friends and family has been overwhelming and we hope that you will all join us on this journey.

Because of  the personal nature of this blog and for the childrens’ safety we ask that you do not share this blog with anyone else. If you would like to recommend it to someone please put them in contact with me for consideration.

2 thoughts on “What is The Galileo School?

  1. I am honored to be one of the select few to join you on this journey. I am so excited for Payton, Jack, Ava as well as for you and Sean. This is a huge undertaking but if anyone if up to the task it is the McHughs. You have my complete support and admiration. – Aunt Rosalie

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