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About The Workshop School
Notes from the Workshop
Occasional publications and reflection from Workshop staff and students.
Like most people I know, I'm deep into the World Cup right now. There's so much I love about soccer, but my favorite thing is that games often turn on where the ball isn't. You can actually watch green space shift and move around the pitch as a match unfolds. When a...
Philadelphia, where our school is located, has the dubious distinction of being on two top-ten lists you don’t want to be on: it is one of the most racially segregated cities in the nation and one of its most economically divided. And it has plenty of company: New...
By Michael Clapper, Workshop School co-founder Like many progressive schools, the students at the Workshop School, a non-selective high school in the School District of Philadelphia, present their work at the conclusion of each quarter. By the time their sophomore...
The work is the work.
Learn more about how we make the work real at the Workshop School.
What they’re saying
What our friends and supporters say about the Workshop School.
“It gives these young people not only the academic support that they need, but also the hands on experience, which keeps them interested in school.”
“Take the team from the Workshop School in West Philadelphia…The young people now are able to learn by doing, so math, science, all gets incorporated into the task of actually making something. Which students tells me makes the subject matter that much more interesting.”
“I would take [a congressional delegation] to an inquiry-based school that’s open to all children: the Workshop School. I would take them to the Workshop School because I’m pretty sure they would be amazed at the problems that children are working to solve. Or create solutions for. And the type of children that they serve. They’re not a special admit. They take on all children, any children that are interested in that kind of school, and the children are doing incredible stuff.”
The School District of Philadelphia, an equal opportunity employer, will not discriminate in employment or education programs or activities, based on race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, or limited English proficiency. This policy of non-discrimination extends to all other legally protected classifications. Publication of this policy in this document is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
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