An Independent Middle School in Gill, Massachusetts

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"Steve and Eloise offer an ideal balance between providing warmth and understanding along with encouragement and challenge toward student growth and expansion. Students thrive at Four Winds because they are embraced for who they are, whatever their strengths and weaknesses, as well as pushed to move beyond their own expectations in terms of both learning and behavior."
           ~Tamara Barbasch, mother of Jonathan, graduate


"Four Winds transformed what would have been two miserable years of my life into two of the best years."
           ~Lia Ashe-Simmer, graduate


"If any of you know someone with middle-school aged children in the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts, there's a really neat little school that is still enrolling. Four Winds provides a nurturing learning environment that is perfect for children who don't feel challenged in their current academic situation. You get to pursue your own academic interests with a lot of personalized help and direction. This was the place that I fell in love with Latin."
           ~Wes Mason, graduate


"The time Philippa spent at Four Winds has shaped her life. She learned how to learn, and she was affirmed and lifted up in her love of learning. Four Winds School fills a huge gap in the educational system."
           ~Andrea La Sonde Anastos, mother of Philippa, graduate


"Four Winds is innovative in its attention to each individual, and it is traditional in the quality and rigor of the education. It is the best of both worlds."
           ~Ellen Rainville, mother of David, graduate


"Traditional school boxes people in. And guess what? People don't grow in a box. Four Winds allows students to be who they are. And when you're in junior high, that's probably one of the most important things you need."
          ~David Rainville, graduate


"I began a math avoider, shifted to a math survivor, became a math performer, and passed GCC college math class in my eighth grade summer."
          ~Sam Ness, graduate


"This is the first year Lucas has ever gotten up and wanted to go to school. This is a huge thing for us."
          ~Ed Streeter-Gelineau, father of Lucas, graduate


"Four Winds isn't a school for exceptional children. It is an exceptional school for children. Byron, Hud, and I couldn't be happier with our experience at Four Winds."
          ~Lili Dwight and Byron Coley


Listen to an interview with Steve and Eloise from WRSI 93.9 The River with Monty Belmonte.

Listen to an interview with Eloise, Katy, and Sage from WHAI 98.3 with Jay Fidanza.

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