“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
John Dewey, educational philosopher
First graders are learning about building and community design from seasoned architects. Post-AP high school seniors are using research science to prototype solutions to community problems. And inspired Middle Schoolers are writing about society and recording their songs with an award-winning studio artist.
Winchester Thurston School’s City as Our Campus℠ program amplifies student learning by providing unique educational opportunities with leaders from the academic, cultural, scientific, non-profit, and business community in Pittsburgh.
Authentic Learning with Impact
City as Our Campus is an extension of WT’s core academic curriculum and augments it by providing meaningful, real-world experiences. By working with diverse members of the community – and with a range of resources, tools, and materials – students don’t just gain understanding of the community’s most pressing issues, they work to solve them.
Student Centered, Faculty Driven, Community Based
WT’s innovative faculty is at the heart of the program. Teachers design and implement projects, units, and courses that enhance their curricula. They forge partnerships that transform organizations, institutions, and businesses into co-educators, creating powerful learning opportunities for students. In fact, faculty passion fuels the success of City as Our Campus.
The New Learning Ecosystem
In today’s interconnected world, schools aren’t the only center for learning. Libraries, museums, workshops, labs, and even the digital space have a place in the learning ecosystem. City as Our Campus is driving Pittsburgh’s learning ecosystem and putting students and teachers at the center of it.