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Dear Parents and Families,

Imagine: walking the streets of ancient Athens, with Socrates at your side, as he dares to speak his conscience, risking everything in the name of Truth…even his life. Thanks to support from your school as well as generous assistance from foundations, corporations, and many private donors, your student has embarked, or will soon, on an amazing three-week learning adventure. For an hour each day, they will immerse themselves in a world far beyond the classroom—studying, co-writing, staging and performing an inspirational one-act SPIRIT SERIES play:

Seeking Socrates

In journal entries, they will explore Four Pillars of Greek Philosphy: Self Reflection, Conscience, Balance, and Honesty. One of these attributes may also be the focus of an At Home project. And we encourage you to join in! The At Home journey begins, with heartfelt personal stories from friends of our program that celebrate these important character traits. Designed to engage and challenge, the At Home project, along with the entire SPIRIT SERIES curriculum, promotes literacy, higher-order thinking, positive core values, presentation skills, teamwork, character and self-esteem.

The success of this curriculum depends on your engagement and support. In the next three weeks, your student may bring home additional written assignments, journals, and a craft project. If so, please assist them in completing these important tasks. You may also wish to read the play, available on this website, and discuss together the key message of Socrates’ life. This transformative drama-based experience promises to be of lasting significance to your student. Thank you for your active participation.

Hope to see you at the show!


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