At Town School, learning is prized,
love of school is essential, and boyhood is celebrated.
Tinkering & Making
Tinkering and Making are integral experiences that help students understand the world around them. At Town School, kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders enjoy periodic tinkering time. In these challenges or open-ended experiences, boys have access to content-relevant materials so that they can create their own models, answer and develop their questions, and practice with science materials.
K-4 STEM @ Town
Hands-on investigative STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities develop inquiry, promote an understanding of the nature of learning, and allow for students to autonomously engage in the process of knowledge construction. At Town School, science curriculum topics are designed to engage boy learners while reflecting the content and processes outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards. All Lower School students visit the STEM lab twice per 7-day rotation.
Explore New Ideas Workshop
By creating opportunities for boys to “explore new ideas”, and coaching them through the learning and thinking processes, students develop 21st century skills and core competencies that are relevant in all aspects of life. Launched in the fall of 2013, Explore New Ideas (ENI) is an elective class for third and fourth grade students. At Town School, we use Design Thinking to engage our boys in a series of challenges that help demonstrate their engineering skills.