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The Compass School’s barn was recently highlighted in a 

RI Office of Energy Resources (RIOER) documentary


NEW OER Video:
Watch the Compass School
transform an abandoned barn into a schoolhouse
with help from OER

The Compass School, located in Kingston, Rhode Island, is a public K-8th grade charter school. It was founded in 2002 by a group of parents who desired an environment where their children would be challenged to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and life long learners

Compass School received a $500,000 award from the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources to help renovate an abandoned seed barn and transform it into a state-of-the-art schoolhouse, using the latest in energy efficiency technology.

Without further ado, here’s the video! 

Click here to watch a 4 min documentary about our barn’s transformation! 
We used to have the kids “talk to the barn” at Morning Gathering.  We’d turn and all say in unison, “Barn, we’re going to renovate you!” They thought it was crazy, but we did it! 

It’s incredible that this community pulled off such a daunting task