Modern School of Stelton, New Jersey was a
profoundly influential institution for all
of those who were raised and educated there.
It influenced their lives, beliefs and ideals
well beyond it's chronological end. It
utilized the ideals and practices of "free
education" developed by Frederick Froebel,
Mikhail Bakunan and Francisco Ferrer; and stands
today as a landmark in the history of both
the free education movement, and the anarchist
movement in early 20th century America.
This is the history of the school, as told
by some of the people who grew up there.
It includes interviews, a brief chronological
history, and links to other related sites.
display properly, The Stelton
Modern School requires
website owes many thanks and
much appreciation to the extensive
scholarship of Paul Avrich,
Carolyn P. Boyd, James
Joll and Fernanda Perrone; to
whom the author is greatly indebted.
Reading/Study on The
Modern School and
the Anarchist Movement
in the late 19th and
early 20th centuries.
Modern School Movement.
1980. Princeton University
Princeton University Press
and Education in Spain,
1868-1909.The Journal of
Modern History Vol.
48, Issue 4, On Demand
Ariel Durant: A Dual Autobiography.
1977. Simon and Shuster.
Second Edition, 1979.
Eyre and Spottiswoode.
thanks for this site should
be given to the ever helpful
Jon Scott for the many
items and information he
has provided, as well as
to Dr. Gerald Zahavi and
Susan McCormick in the
Department of History at
the University at Albany
for their continuous help
and support, without which
this project would not