At Open Window School, we celebrate the belief that our students are not just recipients of knowledge; they are active contributors to the scientific discourse. Through hands-on investigations, guided research, and collaborative experimentation, we empower them to embrace their roles as professional students and lifelong learners. By integrating subjects such as math, language arts, social studies, art, and technology into our science projects, we encourage a holistic approach that nurtures their sense-making abilities.
At the core of our approach is a place-based and justice-oriented lens, encouraging students to view the world through the eyes of a scientist.
As they immerse themselves in the wonders of the natural world, young scientists at our school develop key scientific practices that extend beyond the classroom walls. By nurturing their natural curiosity, students learn to question, to explore, and to find solutions to problems both great and small, forging connections between scientific discovery and real-world impact.