A Year at Mission Hill

A Year at Mission Hill

An exciting 10-part video series chronicling the rhythms and relationships of a year in the life of one of America’s most successful public schools.

See firsthand what goes into creating a powerful learning environment for children (and adults). Meet the school’s teachers, families and children as they experience the highs and lows of a year of self-discovery, exploration, and frustration. Each episode will serve as a jumping-off point for national conversations about the state of public education as it is – and as it ought to be.

Chapter Ten: The Freedom to Teach

Chapter Nine: Seeing the Learning

Chapter Eight: The World of Work

Chapter Seven: Behind the Scenes

Chapter Six: Like a Family

Chapter Five: The Eye of the Dragon

Chapter Four: Love and Limits

Chapter Three: Making it Real

Chapter Two: Beginning the Year

Chapter One: Why We’re Here

Ten videos. One year. A public school trying to help children learn and grow. The national conversation we need to be having.

For an incredible list of resources directly related to this episode, please visit the official A Year at Mission Hill Website. Over 40 Partner Organization Websites will air episodes simultaneously, every two weeks.

A Year at Mission Hill was filmed by Tom and Amy Valens during the 2011-12 school year. It was produced by Sam Chaltain with support from Ashoka, IDEA, and the NoVo Foundation.