We’re big on entrepreneurship at the Workshop School

From participating in craft fairs to starting fully-fledged businesses, students at the Workshop School have the opportunity to explore the pathway of becoming an entrepreneur. We believe entrepreneurship provides an outlet for students’ creativity while giving them the space to learn critical skills like advanced manufacturing, communications, and planning. More than anything else, it puts students in control of their work and learning.

Entrepreneurship shows up in a variety of ways at the Workshop School

In the classroom, students are actively encouraged to think through their ideas for businesses and products. Seniors at the Workshop school spend time during their first trimester planning and creating products to sell at a local craft fair. Students from all grades also have the opportunity to join and compete in Workshop Tank, a pitch competition based off of the popular ABC show.

Outside of the classroom, our school has Workshop Industries, a nationally known school-based business in which students design, make, and sell their own products to external clients. With real-world clients and a safe space for them to test their ideas, students can take the first step to starting their own business.

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