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We’re cooperative.

Roughly two years ago, Denise and I started to develop the ideas that center The Workshop Independent School. We believed deeply that families and children deserve a middle school that uniquely matches their developmental interests and abilities, but we’ve been consistently inspired by the positive and passionate response we’ve received.

We set out across the country to meet with interesting and innovative school founders. We had a sense of how large this project might be, but we didn’t yet know exactly how many amazing educators are working to design and build truly innovative schools. …


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Seven or eight years ago, I started to wonder what a truly amazing school might look like. I started to randomly ask students and teachers what their perfect school was. Over time, I collected a wide range of wonderful ideas, from unlimited free ice cream to immersive, hands-on learning.

And during the last 18 months, I’ve traveled across the United States to visit accomplished schools and speak with innovative school leaders. So much of what I’ve learned has helped us shape our work, and I’m happy to share our progress. …


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Maker education helps students learn advanced academic skills and positive character values.

During the fall of 1878, Thomas Edison announced that he “solved the problem of the subdivision of the electric light.” …

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The Workshop Independent

The Workshop Independent is a middle | micro | maker school for diverse students and families in Brooklyn, New York.

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