Open air since day one

above: Saturday's New York Times reports: "Hundreds of studies over the years have demonstrated a positive correlation between engagement with nature and academics; some researchers have found that outdoor learning can improve both standardized test scores and graduation rates."

Nice to see Providence, and the open air school movement, front and center in this New York Times article that urges schools to use the outdoors this fall.

Gordon's plans for reopening campus in September draw on the school's roots—Gordon was founded as an open air school—and the tradition of outdoor learning that continues to be part of every student's day.

More on the outdoor learning that happens at Gordon every day at

More on Gordon's plans for reopening campus at


above: Gordon in 1915, with the windows open wide and students dressed for outdoor learning

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