Real World Application: For Real, For Real

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in General | No Comments

What does real-world application mean to you? Lately, this phrase has become a buzz-phrase in education, used freely to describe any lesson that mighty loosely resemble something practical and tangible. However, at the Workshop School real-world projects are literally “sink or swim.” On Thursday, October 30, 2015 the 10th grade students journeyed to the YMCA pool to test their life-size cardboard boats.…

Community First

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in General | No Comments

The first principle of the Workshop School is “Community First.” We are striving to live up to this principle, and everything we do in school–from morning circle to group work–is geared towards fostering a collaborative, respectful, and caring environment. However, sometimes, it’s nice to get out of school to build community.…

Workshop Year Begins with Exciting Projects

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in General | No Comments

The Workshop School has started the 2015-2016 school year with many exciting projects. Staying true to the school principles, the curriculum continues to focus on real-world problems in real-world settings. Students spent September building bridges, sailing seas, and observing organizations through a variety of projects.

Ninth grade began the year studying the structure and design of bridges.…