Claire Rietmann-Grout and Lindsay Stewart

Claire Rietmann-Grout and Lindsay Stewart have plans for a new school specifically for girls with an emphasis on outdoor learning.

“We hope we can start a revolution,” says Claire Rietmann-Grout, co-founder of the Coastside Leadership Academy, a new girls school opening in Moss Beach. According to its mission statement, the CLA will rely on nature as a guide and use a balance of movement, play, curiosity and rest to promote learning for girls in grades 9 through 12.

Down the coast, another group of education innovators might not want to start a revolution but they are planning a new K through 5 school offering a radically different and transformational experience. Yosem Companys and Emily Greenberg, founders of Hemisphere School, envision a multilingual and community-based education at a Half Moon Bay location they will announce before August.

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