“ And so in groups where debate is earnest, and especially on high Questions, the company become aware that the thought rises to an equal level in all bosoms, that all have a spiritual property in what was said, as well as the sayer…”
“… They all become wiser than they were. It arches over them like a temple, this unity of thought, in which every heart beats with a nobler sense of power and duty, and thinks and acts with unusual solemnity. All are conscious of attaining to a higher self-possession. It shines for all.”
“… The real work of the school lay in the children's' self-exploration, the study and expansion of their own native powers of imagination…The children were required to think about ideas, to articulate their views, to write their thoughts in journals.”
The women conversed about issues to satisfy their “wish for some such means of stimulus and cheer, and . . . for a place where they could state their doubts and difficulties with hope of gaining aid from the experience or aspirations of others.”
The first thing they did to transform the classroom was to replace the poorly lit and colorless classrooms with bright and colorful rooms. They made sure that there were large windows in the classrooms that allowed for natural light to come into the classroom.