The Greek elementary School of Nature and Colors located in Fourfouras in the region of Rethymno, Crete, was included in the global list of alternative education schools along with the Summerhill, the Sands School, the Sudbury, the Waldorf, the Forest Schools and others. The school has set different goals that separate it from regular schools.
The School of Nature and Colors is considered every teacher’s dream as it stands apart from the traditional educational methods. According to the school staff, there are no discounts on educational goals and teachers do not rely solely on the school handbook to achieve them. The children in kindergarten are taught statistics and even natural sciences, but with creative methods including play.
The primary goal of the teachers in the School of Nature and Colors is to teach children how to express themselves and be creative. They believe that it is important for the children to learn how to behave from a young age and adapt to the notion of the team in order to be able to deal with difficult situations.
According to its website, the School of Nature and Colors is “a school where each and every student should discover his best self and would learn how to surpass it. A place where students can see their problems as opportunities to learn and feel the power of their choice.”
Some of the innovative projects carried out by the students are “Fourfouras.tv,” a short films project, a program of teleconference between schools, and a robotics program.