A Philosophy on Academic & Spiritual Depth
The Grauer School is built upon deep and proven traditions. We have travelled the world for four decades studying the world's most inspirational schools, educators, and educational movements: Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Socratic, free and democratic schooling, expeditionary learning, classical education, from one room schoolhouses to Peking University. We support all these great movements and traditions which have supplied us with heroes, wisdom, and mentors.
But a lot has happened in our venerable field—and so our vision grows. Education today is alive with powerful findings about optimal school size, class size, mind and brain research, outdoor and expeditionary learning, values-driven education and much more. The great traditions are the foundation The Grauer School uses to infuse all we keep learning and synthesizing. The result is a campus of purpose, optimism and inspiration.
Every voice matters. We commit to developing the finest, most engaged, humanitarian independent school in the world. The Grauer School research team works year-round with parents, students, faculty and alumni to measure, affirm, refine, and advance all that’s best about our program.
—Dr. Stuart Grauer, Ed.D, Head of School
Fearless Teaching® Book
by Dr. Stuart Grauer
Fearless Teaching® is a stirring and audacious jaunt around the world that peeks—with the eyes of one of America’s most seasoned educators–into places you will surely never see on your own. Some are disappearing. It is a bit like playing hooky from school. You will travel to the Swiss Alps, Korea, Navajo, an abandoned factory in Missouri, the Holy Land, the Great Rift Valley, the schools of Cuba, the ocean waves, and the human subconscious—oh, and Disneyland.
There you will find colorful stories for the encouragement, inspiration, and courage needed by educators and parents. Fearless Teaching is not a fix-it book—it is more a way of seeing the world and the school so that you can stay in your work and focus on what matters most to you.
"Grauer’s writing reminds us that Great Teaching, singular, rare, unusual, is something that should be sought after and found. Thank you.”
—Richard Dreyfuss, Actor, Oxford scholar, founder of The Dreyfuss Initiative