Happy Friday, everyone. I came across a story in the New York Times about a rather remarkable school called Atlantic College. It’s a high school, despite the name, one housed in a 12th-century Welsh castle. It is attended by, amongst others, the teens of actual European nobility. It costs $82,000 a year. While I could not find any specific data on admissions, it’s safe to assume that it’s vanishingly selective.
Thanks for this framing, Matt. I've been thinking about this from a homeschooling perspective too. When folks take their children's formalized education out of schools and into their homes, with hopes of individualizing education for their children, it's odd to see the unremarkable school framework repeated and played out there, too.
I think I see what you mean Matt. I saw a few things that stood out to me. I love that they get to live together and have a tutor/mentor! They also have touched on 2 significant areas of the 3rd plane. These kids have a great opportunity to contribute to society (changemaker initiatives), and they are given tutor/mentoring (Well Being Team) support during a tumultuous and or intense period of growth.
Still, "The flip side of this is that the education that we offer is precious and rare. We offer something genuinely innovative, something that actually supports and amplifies a student’s cognitive and moral development."
I am not certain how their curriculum/studies go but I absolutely agree that what we offer is precious and rare, and I love that Guidepost seeks to reach as many students as possible.