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A progressive school

Progressive education is about putting children, and their voices, at the center of their learning.

Gordon recognizes that children come into school with important knowledge, understandings, relationships, values and backgrounds. A progressive curriculum and pedagogy honors students' questions and their experiences. At Gordon, children are not empty vessels to be filled with information. Instead, teachers use what they hear and observe to co-create the curriculum with their students.

Gordon builds an authentic sense of curiosity, awe and wonder in children. Our students do not pursue learning for an external reward. They learn because they want to understand the world. At age three, Gordon students discover that their questions and their ideas have value. Over the years, students’ curiosity continues to drive their learning, and the fourteen-year-old graduates are still asking new questions and finding answers for themselves.