Our Approach

It’s time that your child had a relevant, modern education that didn’t just teach them stale facts and figures. With low student to teacher ratios, our students learn “how to learn” and push themselves forward through self-paced, significant project-based learning and an individualized approach to developing core skills of reading, writing, and math. We model and instill values and strong character, and also allow students to have freedom and agency over their learning to foster their own growth mindsets and perspectives. In our mixed age environment across grades, students discover how to engage and form meaningful relationships with their fellow students of many ages and their teachers. By providing students with double the outdoors time of most schools, we’re able to increase and maximize their levels of engagement and focus while learning throughout the day. 

Across these kinds of rich experiences, students create real-world deliverables in our beautiful indoor classrooms, a cutting-edge Design Lab, and inspiring art studio. On a daily basis, our students are given the creative opportunities and spaces to master critical thinking, problem solving skills, and a spirit of adventure about their own purpose and educational development.

 

 

At The Studio School of Durham we believe that school should be a place for critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication and character building. We see children as competent individuals capable of guiding their own learning. To that end, we combine several educational approaches to encourage deep and lasting learning and academic growth.