Program Highlights

Image of the Child

This child is an active learner, capable of investigation, and competent to engage in the environment. Teachers closely observe children so they can be understood as students and individuals.

Parental Involvement

The Reggio approach invites parental support and input in shaping the school community. Parents are encouraged to participate in every aspect of the school day.

Teachers as Learners

Students and teachers are viewed as partners in learning. Teachers continually observe and assess learning to adapt to individual needs and interests. The teacher researches along with the child, inspiring, guiding, discovering and reflecting upon the learning process.

Environment as "Third Teacher"

The physical structure of the school and classroom serves to engage interest, inspire creativity, and invite collaboration. The centrally located piazza and atelier space serve as a gathering space for project work and performances. Student work is the central focus. Photographs, artwork, and stories adorn the walls and display the learning and creativity of all students.

Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning inspires problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. A unit of study develops through a collaborative give and take between teacher and child. The cooperative nature of project-based learning teaches students to dialogue, critique, compare, negotiate, and hypothesize.

The Many Languages of Children

The Reggio approach encourages student learning to be expressed in a variety of ways. Any given topic may result in the creation of a play, book, power point presentation, experiment or sculpture.


Documentation of the entire process of student learning is central to the Reggio approach. Students' questions, hypotheses and responses are transcribed and displayed throughout the school. Additionally, teachers utilize high quality assessments to ensure all students are meeting and exceeding state benchmarks for literacy and math development.