Elizabeth Mealey

High School Class of 2010
Eighth Grade Class of 2006

Elizabeth MealeyA Hartsbrook student from third grade through high school, Elizabeth Mealey, Class of 2010, deeply values her educational experience. When she was finishing eighth grade, Elizabeth says that she did not even look at other high schools, because Hartsbrook offered the most creative options for her. She was and still is a creative person with many talents, so Hartsbrook’s creative approach and its embracing community of students and faculty offered the best opportunities for her.

“My eleventh grade trip to the Camphill Community in Copake, NY has had a major influence on my career path and how I have come to combine my interests and talents in a way that serves our communities,” says Elizabeth. After visiting this Camphill Community, which uses an Anthroposophical approach for living and working with adults with special needs, and studying in German the summer after tenth grade, she chose to spend a gap year at a Camphill community in Southern Germany (Camphill Dorfgemeinschaft Hausenhof, near Nuremberg), before matriculating at Tufts University in the U.S. Elizabeth speaks about the importance of this time at the German Camphill Community as being key to enabling her to understand the benefit of using an Anthroposophical approach in working with adults with special needs.

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