creating the Academic Village
Since 1689, Penn Charter has continually opened new paths to fresh instructional methods.Today, evolving approaches require reconsidered spaces. We must now boldly reconfigure the Lower School itself to support our efforts to reshape our curriculum for each new generation of learners.
How much farther can we see?
We can see updated programming, direct observation, hands-on experimentation, and active engagement.
Today, our students’ futures depend upon developing aptitudes we didn’t possess a generation ago. We engineer lessons to cross curricular boundaries and engage multiple intelligences. And our classrooms—starting in pre-K—must accommodate this profound shift in how we teach today.
We can see teachers marshalling the full energies—intellectual, emotional, even physical—of every student.
Innovative, dynamic teaching can be a constant struggle in spaces designed for tightly-packed rows of desks. Our new Lower School creates opportunities for students to problem-solve in groups, retreat individually for quiet study, and work on complex project-based assignments that evolve and grow over time
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