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Academics on the Downtown Campus


Grades 1-5

Curious about new ideas, students make
discoveries that inspire deeper learning.
Children learn best when they are in an environment in which they can explore, discover, and make connections in their world. At the Downtown Campus, we create a just and equitable place for students to engage in learning—a place that creates strength from the diversity in the classroom and community and regards each child as an individual, capable learner. Through our responsive teaching, our curriculum inspires curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, and perseverance through project-based learning.

CURRICULUM BUILT TO INSPIRE CURIOSITY, CRITICAL THINKING, & PERSEVERANCE

Field Trips

We believe our students learn by doing, so we incorporate interactive field trips into our lessons. Some of our students' favorite trips include:

Jacobsburg State Park

The State Theatre

Quiet Valley Living
Historical Farm

The Baum School of Art

Broad Street Fire Station

Lost River Caverns

Zoellner Arts Center 

The State Capitol
The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Zoo

Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

Allentown Art Museum

Wildlands Conservancy

Burnside Plantation

Klein Dairy

FarmArtsQuest
OVERNIGHT TRIPS FOR GRADES 3-8
Refreshing Mountain

Greenkill Outdoor Education Center

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Washington D.C.

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