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Why choose New Morning School | Marisa Downs

Ten years ago, my husband and I discovered New Morning School for our daughter.  As public school teachers, sending our kids to private school wasn’t a decision we took lightly. But New Morning School is Read more

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Enhance the yes; by Marisa Downs

Some years ago, before I was a teacher or had children of my own, my sister-in-law passed on a bit of advice that I think of often. She and my eldest brother were raising my Read more

Getting messy in order to grow; by Marisa Downs

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” Read more