News & Views is a semiannual publication of Springer School and Center. The newsletter is published in the winter and summer of each year, and it features news pertaining to Springer's Board of Trustees and activities in Springer's Day School and Center.
What does it really mean to be independent? This wonderful model of education is worthy of some reflection.
Being independent means that a school is not restrained by external regulations and is, therefore, free to make decisions based upon what is deemed best for that specific school. An independent school is free to define its mission; to state why it exists and whom it will serve. It has the freedom to admit students specific to its mission. It is free to hire those qualified to fulfill that mission, rather than being bound by governmental requirements. As an example, if a chemist were available to teach an advanced course, an independent school could hire her/him to teach the truth as each defines it, not as developed by external sources, such as state adopted curricula, courses of study or texts.