Crews at the Blue Hill Harbor School
Students meet twice a week in "crews", which are small learning groups with up to eight students and a faculty advisor. The School community meets twice each day: first thing in the morning to "check in" and share whatever is currently relevant to them as individuals and as a group; and then again at the end of the day, to debrief their day together and look ahead to what's coming up the next day and beyond.
To reflect our commitment to the welfare of our local community, we require each student to perform 25 hours of community service every year. This can be as simple as helping an elderly neighbor shovel their driveway, helping a community theatre set up a new play, or volunteering to paint faces of children at a holiday event.
We have an opportunity each week to help the Tree of Life, our local food pantry, and there are occasional opportunities to earn community service hours helping out here at School. We encourage students to make a regular community service commitment at a single site (such as, two hrs/wk at Tree of Life); once it becomes a routine, their time adds up quickly.
In addition to helping us become better people, and to recognize and show our appreciation for what this community does for the Blue Hill Harbor School, volunteering time to community service is an excellent way for students to be eligible for many scholarships!
Fun Two-day Student Orientation
kicks off the New School Year!
From artfully designing their very own Blue Hill Harbor School T-shirts, to acquainting themselves with the School's new education tracking software, to acting lessons with the New Surry Theatre, and to making new friends and welcoming back old friends, our new and returning students started the year in good spirits!