mission hill – empathy

a year at mission hill

mission hill site

click image above to follow the bi-weekly – 10 episode series  – chronicling the rhythms and relationships of a year in the life of one of America’s most successful public schools.

Ayla Gavins..Deborah Meier.. et al…


the dream school you didn’t think existed…

Sam Chaltain is showcasing/sharing (via CNN over the next 10 months) the work of Mission Hill school in Boston.

A year ago, filmmakers filmmakers Tom and Amy Valens (also produced August to June) set out in search of a community of educators who refused to let the current national obsession with reading and math distract them from the equally vital mission of helping students learn to think — and act — empathetically.



Perhaps a model of elementary school buildings in the future.

High school buildings as Youmedia centers.

Middle school buildings as maker spaces..

unis – as shikshantar/swaraj uni/ lehigh/ bms.

read more on city as school here.



a story about all

Perhaps empathy.


2015 – good morning mission hill…