PROJECT

  • Work with your partners to explore various educational philosophies and school designs using the resources page.  

  • Develop an educational philosophy, a mission statement that accurately captures your school's purpose, and a 3D school design that best suits your school's approach to learning. 

  • ​Your work will culminate in the creation of a website for your ideal school.  The website will lay out the educational philosophy by which your school will operate, will clearly articulate your school's mission, and will artistically display your design.

Website requirements by page

Home page 
School name, brief description of school, images, page menu, day-in-the-life of one of your students

Philosophy 
Five paragraph statement articulating the educational principles on which school is based

Mission 
1-3 sentence mission statement explaining school’s vision

Design 
3D model of school, architectural design choices explained, specific features highlighted

About 
Two paragraphs describing past school experiences and their influences on philosophy and design choices

Resources 
List of linked multimedia sources used to develop understanding of educational philosophy and school design

SCHOOLS

Blue School, New York City

Blue School, New York City

Quest to Learn, New York City

Quest to Learn, New York City

The Green School, Bali

The Green School, Bali

The Green School in Bali stands out as an example of sustainable design.

High Tech High, San Diego, CA

High Tech High, San Diego, CA

Gordonstoun, Scotland

Gordonstoun, Scotland

Putney School, Vermont

Putney School, Vermont

Summerhill School, England

Summerhill School, England

Brightworks, San Francisco

Brightworks, San Francisco

Sudbury Valley, Massachusetts

Sudbury Valley, Massachusetts