Springhouse School

Education can’t save us. We have to save education.

Dr. Bettina Love

Education is the greatest opportunity we have to build culture of any kind.

America’s current public educational system was created over a hundred years ago with the purpose of training factory workers. The system has changed very little since its creation and still serves a similar purpose of training individuals to succeed financially in our dominant culture. This culture has caused great harm to the Earth and left individuals to fend for themselves within an unjust system.

If we want to live in a different world, we must use education to create a different kind of culture.

At Springhouse, we’ve created a culture that values all Life and teaches people the skills to build this kind of life-giving culture throughout their lives. This is how we begin to slowly create transformative and lasting change.

The new culture is created by a few people who are not afraid to be insecure.

Rudolf Bahro

We slowly create culture one person, and one community, at a time through a life-giving curriculum. Our accredited high school for teens and our 8-month cultural design program for adults use an educational model that teaches how to build a culture that takes care of Life within an unsustainable dominant culture.

Accredited High School

8-Month Cultural Design Program

The Three Guiding Principles of

our Educational Model

Springhouse articulated a model of education that responds to what our culture needs at this moment. It is radically different from what most of us know when it comes to school. This unique educational model is informed by Sourced Design and supports people as they learn how to build examples of life-giving culture.




Community is the crucible for learning and transformation. We must take care of the life of the community if we are to truly learn and take what we learn with us into the world. We take care of the community through shared values, community practices that inspire and bring us together, and rites and rituals that celebrate growth.
We must practice skills that strengthen our capacity to build a more vital culture. This means the entire curriculum needs to be different from what most of us know. At Springhouse, we practice skills that encourage us to foster connection, celebrate individuality, cultivate trust, invite creativity, build resiliency, and strengthen integrity.
To build a more vital culture, we must seek particular knowledge to better know ourselves, our dominant culture, and how to build a thriving culture. We seek knowledge that strengthens self-awareness, explores culture through a multidisciplinary lens, and introduces various cultural design approaches, including Sourced Design.