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Clonlara School & ISP
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Clonlara School & ISP
www.clonlara.org
1289 Jewett, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Ph: 734-769-4511; F: 734-769-9629
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by Emerson Sandow


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It might be easy for homeschooling families to take for granted the relative, basic freedom we enjoy in teaching our own children, but such an atmosphere of freedom would not be possible without the pioneering efforts of many professional educators along the way. These people possessed the vision to realize that children learn best in other ways than those promulgated in the public school model. They also had faith that they could work with parents, rather than independent of them.

One such pioneer is Dr. Pat Montgomery, founder of Clonlara School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1967, Dr. Pat pursued her then-rare philosophy of a student-centered curriculum, whereby the student participates actively in his/her own education, with the instructor acting as a knowledgeable guide, facilitating the child’s natural curiosity. Dr. Pat opened the bricks-and-mortar Clonlara School, which still serves local students who wish to enjoy a fully-accredited and unique atmosphere for learning.

In 1979, Dr. Pat opened the Clonlara Home Based Education Program, allowing families to take advantage of her fresh and successful teaching methods, no matter where they lived. Since her philosophy views the world as the classroom, homeschoolers were an organic, natural “fit” for her teaching style.

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