News and Events

Giving Day

This Friday, December 19th marks our illustrious Giving Day! Giving Day is the final day of the semester and runs from 8:25 in the morning until 2:10 in the afternoon, but it is far from a typical Friday. The...

Solinglass Raffle

Compass School parent and accomplished glass artist Randi Solin has donated a beautiful, hand-shaped, free-blown piece from her Window Series to Compass to raise money for the junior trip.Over the next seven...

¡Fiesta Night!

The famed Compass School “¡Fiesta Dominicana!” will return on Saturday, December 13th for a spectacular night of dance, food, and fun! Eleventh grade adviser and veteran Compass teacher Eric...

Wednesday Dec. 3rd: 2-hour delay

WNESU has announced a two hour delay for this morning- Wed. 12/3.  Our school day will begin at 10:25 with our regular class (that normally starts at 10:00). The school will be open by 8:00 for early...
Rick's Reflections Director and co-founder Rick Gordon’s thoughts on education, community and the future of Compass School

Director’s Blog

Equality of Opportunity vs.Equality of Experience

The driving ideal of public education is equal access to educational opportunity. Thanks to public funding of education, every child in the U.S. has access to free schooling. Unfortunately, equal access does not equate to equal results. In many ways, treating every child the same when they come from very different backgrounds can easily replicate in schools the inequalities that children experience in the larger world.

This is particularly evident at the high school level, where the model of the comprehensive high school predominates in the U.S. The comprehensive high school (derisively labeled “The Shopping Mall High School”) aims to provide a breadth… read more

Photo of the Week
Emma Mullen '05 and Julia Taylor at Fiesta Night
Emma Mullen '05 and Julia Taylor at Fiesta Night