Entering Corlears school from its front door on 15th Street in Chelsea, you are immediately struck by energy and a feeling of connectedness between the entire community. Students and teachers know each other in deep and authentic ways, families support and partner with the school to elevate every child’s experience.
In the classrooms students are working individually and collaboratively— engaging in meaningful work that crosses disciplinary boundaries and teaches students to solve problems creatively and builds relationships to real world issues. Faculty are challenging students to build understanding by taking on sophisticated challenges, all the while listening and shaping curricular activities to connect with the voice of student interest.
The collaborative culture of our school is reflected not only in our classrooms, but in our parent community. There is a constant buzz created by the work of the parents who partner with faculty and administration to make the school the vibrant place that it is. In addition to the small moments that happen every day in the lobby and hallways, the school celebrates through regular rituals such as the annual auction, the spring fair and book fair.
A shared value of treating each other and the broader global community with compassion and respect runs through the entire school. Children and adults at Corlears work hard to learn from the multiple perspectives of those around them and make a difference for the better.