It was abundantly clear on that day and every day since, that we are challenged as educators to show how we teach “the essentials”, what those essentials are, and to send the message, I am teaching your child when we . . . Go to the forest, for example.read more
Growing Together: For more than 60 years, The Cooperative School has stood by its original mission—to build a nurturing educational community. At our school, generations of children, parents, and teachers have taken their first steps in learning together.
Turn Left at the Bike Bridge
How the Inside Supports the Outside
While our outdoor space and the way we use it is unique in our neck of the woods, what really brings it to its full potential is the dramatic play that is crafted inside the school using reflection and problem-solving. This foundation means that we can make room for risk, for adventure, and for full and free exploration of a wide variety of materials.read more
Things have changed…in the extreme
When you live in the Washington DC area, you get used to Weather, capital W. Good, bad, and truly, truly lovely. In the past two weeks, we have flipped from one extreme to another, warm then cold. Once they give the weather patterns names that sound like 80s rock albums, like derecho and polar vortex, you know things are going to get loopy.read more