One Stone documentary profiles Boise school

One Stone documentary profiles Boise school
Posted at 5:59 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 07:59:22-04

BOISE, Idaho — The One Stone school in downtown Boise is about to get a national audience through a documentary that could change how we all think about education.

The progressive school gives students the power to design their own curriculum. The documentary premiered at the Egyptian Theater Tuesday night.

"It's been described as one of the most progressive schools in the country by major think tanks so yeah, it was definitely great to make a film about them," said the filmmaker Jon Long.

Long says One Stone is the only school he has found that gives students power over the school board.

"He saw something really special in One Stone and so he wanted to make a documentary that highlighted One Stone as an example of student voice and innovative education," said Elise Malterre, a student at One Stone.

Long has made documentaries for 20 years, including projects for Disney, PBS and National Geographic. One Stone is in it's third year and is a 501C-3 non-profit.