It’s not difficult to have elementary students take advantage of local opportunities, when they abound in a dynamic city.
In Philadelphia, the Albert M Greenfield Elementary School is always ready to take full advantage of Center City’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.
The Greenfield K-8 students collaborate with local arts organizations, cultural associations, and businesses. They explore the urban area to the fullest and look for service projects. K-8 students have the opportunity for a unique education.
“Our middle school curriculum is geared toward preparing students for high school,” said principal Daniel Lazar. “We’re looking at what the demands of high school are, where we want are students to be, and what high schools we want them to be in. We’ve built our curriculum around the requisite skills and the ability to analyze not only the literature, but the world around them.When you hit all areas for students in the arts and cultural areas as well as academic areas, your create a well-rounded worldly student.
“When the students leave here, I want them to have an understanding that they are a part of the world around them and that they have a place in it. They have to be able to analyze it, make sense of it, and react in a way that is appropriate versus just reacting.”