Community-Based Instruction

Student Voices

"Our field trips are exciting.  I like our Cook's Warehouse classes.  I'd tell anyone to come here so they can enjoy things the School does like the Holiday party." - Bragg (Student)


Community-based instruction is the key to motivating students to learn, and assisting them in forming connections between reading and understanding materials.  They experience real life opportunities, which require them to use social skills.  Children are in the community each week, learning from experts in their respective fields.  For example, researchers in various fields explain the scientific process; artists explore visual, and language arts; and professional chefs offer cooking classes.  Some of our community-based outings include trips to:

  • Atlanta Cyclorama
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Atlanta History Center
  • The Michael C. Carlos Museum
  • The Children’s Museum
  • Etowah Indian Mounds State Park
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Fernbank Museum
  • Fernbank Science Center
  • The Georgia Aquarium
  • The High Museum of Art
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
  • New Echota Historical Site
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • The Cook's Warehouse
  • Local community libraries and the Oglethorpe Library and Art Gallery

We hope our students remember these experiences and incorporate them into their interests,  recreation and leisure time during after-school hours.