The school of my childhood, and now the school of my niece, the Magnolia School is a place of joy & exploration for its students, teachers & parents. Subtitled: "A School For Active Learning," it indeed lives up to its mandates. In order to learn about theatre, Shakespeare & team-work, the entire school (K-8) banded together to stage a full-length version of McBeth, old English dialogue retained. As the basis for their study of biology & agriculture, the students have a year-round garden. To learn about machines, each student built & demonstrated a "simple machine" at a school fair. This is a place where children are allowed to be children, allowed to play & get dirty, to learn through trial & error and most importantly, to learn by doing.