Reasons To Be Proud

Students Showcase Their Learning At Our Annual Open House

Each year, our Open House provides a rich opportunity for students to showcase their learning. In the morning, students host visitors in their own classrooms AND visit each classroom on campus, taking on the roles of both teacher and learner. In the evening, parents attend the event to see the exhibits in their child's classroom and all around campus. This year, Open House was more exciting than ever with Studio projects on the Euclid Yard, physics experiments in the classrooms, math games galore, and so much more!

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New Teaching & Learning Blog Post: Rigor

To create an academically rigorous environment, teachers must help students develop the capacity to understand content that is complex, ambiguous, provocative, and personally or emotionally challenging. Click to read the newest Teaching & Learning blog post, where we describe what we mean by Rigor and highlight examples of our rigorous academic program in each Cluster from Youngers to Olders.

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Olders Students Explore the Role of the Press in Shaping Public Opinion

In the Olders Cluster, students examined the role of the press in reporting, reflecting, and shaping public opinion. Students explored different aspects of the First Amendment, political cartoons, front page news, and social media. Then they toured the LA Times Printing Plant to see firsthand how news stories go from the press room to your doorstep.

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Olders Students Explore Slavery in America Through A Rich And Multidisciplinary Study

Teachers John and Aarika note, "We knew we would want to move below the surface and age appropriately uncover this brutally painful aspect of our history. We knew that we wanted to consider the information from a variety of angles." What resulted was a rich and powerful multidisciplinary and project-based study that students will remember forever.

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Teaching & Learning Blog Post: Read About Science and Design Thinking at PS1

At PS1, science is about students learning to observe, record, hypothesize, examine, and experiment to develop their scientific problem-solving skills. Learn more about our hands-on science and design-thinking programs by reading the full blog post written by PS1's Assistant Head for Teaching & Learning, Nancy Harding, PhD.

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Video: Reflections from our Graduates - 7 Years of a PS1 Experience

Click to view our newest video, highlighting the Class of 2018 as they completed their 7-year journey at PS1, culminating with so many profound and exciting leadership opportunities as 6th grade students. Watch as they reflect on how their PS1 education has shaped who they are as people and as learners, and share in their hopes for the future.

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