About Living School
Living School cultivates equity by nurturing students to do work that improves their lives, communities, and environment through holistic health, citizenship, & entrepreneurship.
We envision a world where all children get what they need to live healthy, rewarding lives in equitable, peaceful communities, in an interconnected, thriving world.
Our Design Principles
Living School is not your ordinary School.
Most schools measure success only with grades & test scores, reifying structural oppression.
We measure success with outcomes that promote equity: student, community, and environmental holistic health.
Most schools are de-facto segregated, use standardized methods, and focus on singular outcomes.
We intentionally integrate diverse people and methods to create the conditions where a healthy ecosystem of learning can flourish.
Most schools are built for students & families instead of with them, giving stakeholders little agency.
Students, families, and staff form democratic branches that co-design every element of the school to balance institutionalized power.
Real World Work
Most schools silo and simplify learning into distinct subjects divorced from their authentic application.
All learning is facilitated collaboratively through interdisciplinary, authentic inquiry, projects, problems, internships, and apprenticeships.