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." - 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 month, 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 Botanical Garden
  • Atlanta History Center
  • The Michael C. Carlos Museum
  • The Children's Museum
  • The Museum of Puppetry Arts
  • Etowah Indian Mounds State Park
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Fernbank Science Center
  • The Fox Theater
  • The Georgia Aquarium
  • The High Museum of Art
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
  • New Echota Historic Site
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • The Cook's Warehouse
  • The Oglethorpe Weltner Library and Art Gallery

Additionally, a few courses are taught at the School by community-based programs, including Art by Art-at Home, Drama, by City Springs Theater Company, and Physical Education by Atlanta Contact Point.

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