About Springhouse

Life pushes back against a story that excludes it.

Meg Wheatley

Life is powerful beyond measure.

Springhouse got its name because its purpose is very similar to an actual springhouse. A springhouse is built around a fresh spring of water that comes up from the ground. Its purpose is to protect the precious resource of water, making it useful to others. The school Springhouse has the same intention – but with people. We know that if we protect and take care of the preciousness of each person, they come alive. When we know our own preciousness and take care of it, we naturally protect and care for the preciousness of others. Over time, this grows more vital communities and, eventually, a more vital culture for all.

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are committed to our vision and mission for the long term. As a community, we have intentionally discerned our next steps and have created a strategic plan that will guide us as we move toward our vision of a world where all life thrives.

Springhouse’s Next Steps for 2024-2029


Build beloved community in our intergenerational school

Sustainable Economics

Sustain and thrive through an accessible and scalable economic design

Authentic Storytelling

Share our story in ways that are true to who we are

Regenerative Education

Start and celebrate other vitality-centered schools around the world

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