Powerful, purposeful and rooted in the unique culture, history and challenges of our community, place-based education offers students an opportunity to explore learning that is personally relevant and deeply meaningful.
The Verdi EcoSchool, a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, provides a
complete educational program for students in grades PK- 12.
COMMUNITY AS CAMPUS
The process of using the local community as a classroom to create an immersive curriculum forms the basis of the Place-Based Education philosophy. Hands-on, real-life experiences create profound learning moments that offer context for traditional academic subjects. Students explore their community and make connections to local nonprofit organizations, businesses and even individual residents to gain a deeper understanding of their ecosystem.