Project-Based Learning

Rather than focus on traditional units of study, The Studio School projects are carefully developed and designed for students to learn traditional topics like science, social studies, and history, while concurrently instilling and incorporating the growth of valuable real world skills and abilities.

Beyond rote learning and strictly academic review, each project includes hands-on activities, core skills development and artistic explorations. Thoughtful project work creates an authentic need for students to learn more – to gain knowledge or acquire a specific skill, or formula to further their work.

Our projects last about six weeks, ending with a public exhibition where students share their project work and learning with peers and families. Our focus is not a beautiful end product, but a true representation of learning, challenges, breakthroughs, and failures. All of this is documented over time for a clear view of progress.

 

Typical topics and subjects covered during project work:

  • Entomology
  • Local History
  • State History
  • Physics
  • Architecture
  • Game Theory
  • Coding
  • Genealogy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Civil Planning/Land Use
  • Biology
  • Astronomy
  • Historical Figures & Civilizations