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An Authentic, Child-Led Learning Environment

Hatched is Hampton Roads first Democratic School. Our students spend their days letting their interests guide their learning. They designed the school, decide on the classes offered, and create and enforce the rules. All decisions about the day to day operations of our school are made through a democratic process, where each member of our school community has an equal vote. Our students learn to be responsible for their lives and education from a very young age. They quickly learn how to seek out information, interact with people of all ages, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills. We have artists, athletes, scientists, musicians, writers, gamers, and entrepreneurs. We have no tests, no homework, no grades, and no curriculum. Just unlimited time and freedom to be great at anything they want!

Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.” -Dr. Maria Montessori

Hatched Democratic School

512 Albemarle Dr Chesapeake, VA 23322