It has been an incredible journey since we launched Buckeye Friends School. My mentors all told me that our second year would be by far our most difficult, doing it in a pandemic has certainly been challenging, yet when I see the joy, engagement and profound progress of our learners, I can’t imagine life without BFS.

In the beginning we planned only to offer K-12 programming, yet we have had so many requests to include Pre-k that we are launching our True-Play Pre-K this fall. Don’t let the name fool you, this is a challenging skills building program, we simply let play be the driving force that inspires our students to develop their interests. Like BFS, True-Play will offer creative, project-based-learning with a strong focus on relationships and the outdoors. 

Through play, our seeds, what we call our students, will explore their surroundings - socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Each child is unique, and at True-Play our teachers focus on the interests and strengths of each individual, helping them develop a strong foundation in pre-reading, pre-writing and math.