it seems only fitting, right?
that this vintage loving mama, would send her child to a school that is vintage infused.
maybe it was the Pinterest inspired wreath on the door that first caught my eye.
or the old doors with original doorknobs.
or the cast iron bench with perfectly weathered wood and adorable little pillows.
no, no, maybe it was the old furniture they used for the sign-in area.
as if that wasn’t enough, when i walked through the door of the classroom…
i was greeted with old original chalkboards with old wood trim.
lots and lots of burlap! (how could we go wrong?)
then the little kid vintage furniture hit me,
lot and lots of vintage kid school furniture. (i nearly fainted)
but, then i noticed something more.
something beyond the old doors, burlap, and vintage furniture.
i noticed the creativity happening.
the wonderful way, in which, the school was teaching the kids,
how to learn all the things around them in the world.
there were no worksheets.
or sit-down-and-listen-to-this-lesson kind of activities.
nope. not at all.
it was all just old fashioned fun.
hands on learning.
with real life tools,
and real life experiences.
so, the children can learn and grow,
and see how things work,
or hear how they sound,
and play while doing it.
so, while i love all the vintage stuff this little schoolhouse has.
i really love the experience it gives my son.
and the message it is teaching him about the world we live in.
of course, it also helps that it has one of the best teachers ever! (we love you Mrs. W) and one of the best preschool directors ever (you, too, Mrs. R)
so, if you’re looking for a cute, creative, vintage, hands-on-learning, fun preschool….go check out this one in Old Towne Orange.
and hey, tell them the furniture finder sent ya! 😉
9 thoughts on “house tour tuesday: the vintage schoolhouse”
This is not for reals?! Only in OTO would you find such a charming place. Love it!
Where is it? It looks exactly like what I want for Davin
Right off Chapman 🙂
What’s the name of it?
We have a school next door to us that is very similar to this. It is a Montessori pre-k through 2nd grade.
This is our 2nd year at Immanuel Lutheran Pre-school and we love it!!!
I went to this preschool and kindergarten. I had my first little kindergarten boyfriend on that school yard. I very well could have sat in those very chairs. 🙂
This is my old elementary school and that used to be Mrs Sonnenberg’s classroom. She was an amazing teacher with specimens in glass jars at the back of her room a and a snakeskin from a snake who bit her husband over the chalkboard. So excited to see this school come alive again.
They’re re-doing a bunch of the classrooms right now. It’s looking great! I bet it was a fun place to go to school!