Solebury School announced a plan for fall 2020 that offers a rich and robust educational experience, inclusive of strong academics and active community engagement. The plan anticipates a hybrid approach to education: simultaneous in-person and remote teaching and learning that prioritizes student safety.
In a letter sent to parents, Head of School Tom Wilschutz explained, “Our hope is to bring students back to campus this September, as we are uniquely situated to do this. Being a small school located on 140 acres with multiple buildings with open-air walkways gives us space and more safeguards than many schools to allow for in-person learning. While all of our students are invited back to campus for learning this September, we recognize that factors such as travel restrictions or health concerns may keep some members of our community off campus.”
Solebury School’s plan prioritizes:
• The safety of everyone in the community, relying on credible resources and data;
• A strong educational program, regardless of whether it is in-person or from a distance; or a combination of the two; and
• Nurturing individuals and groups through both in-person and online activities and opportunities to connect and grow as a community.
A new academic schedule was also unveiled, designed to work well for in-person and remote learning. Solebury School’s plan offers detailed information about health and wellness, academics, residential life, community life, and facilities, as well as a robust FAQ section. While many details have been offered, it is anticipated that there will be additional updates between now and the start of school on Sept. 10.