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Classroom Design

Our classrooms are designed so that students can move freely about, working and playing as independently as possible at their developmental level. In a typical classroom you will see: work areas of tables and chairs rather than individual desks to foster collaboration and cooperation; a rug or classroomdesignother meeting area where the entire class can come together for discussions, stories, planning sessions, etc.; a play area with blocks, games, and puzzles; a cozy reading area where children can snuggle up with a book. Rarely will you see commercially-produced posters or decorations on the walls; instead you will see artifacts of the children’s current learning projects.

Our classrooms are purposefully designed so that they can be easily rearranged to accommodate a large project. At any given point in the year, you may walk into a classroom and find it reconfigured as the International Space Station, or an American town during the Great Depression, or a tropical rainforest. We want the curriculum to live and breathe in our classrooms rather than being constrained by furniture.


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