Everything we do is grounded in trust: in students, in each other, in you.
Learning is natural. It is happening all the time.
People learn best when they make their own decisions. Children are people.
People learn more from their culture and environment than from the material they are taught.
Accomplishment is achieved through cycles of intention, creation, reflection, and sharing.
Offerings, not Classes
Instead of the mandated classes found in a traditional school, students, staff and parents collaborate to provide optional "offerings" that support student interests.
A LEARNING COMMUNITY
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Philly ALC School is a supportive environment where young people explore and self-direct their learning through cycles of intention, reflection and inspiration.
Our model provides young people from ages 5-18 a space to delve into their passions, and learn deeply, without the confining curriculum and limiting structure of standardized education. Instead of the mandated classes found in a traditional school, students, staff and parents collaborate to provide “offerings” that support student interests. The model focuses on building community to support learning through doing.
Philly ALC is a place where kids can be themselves, surrounded by a caring community that supports their individual growth and well being.