Expeditions: Learning through Place-Based Education
At Atlas, we leverage the unique resources of our amazing city to provide unforgettable learning opportunities for our kids. We believe the City of St. Louis is an extension of our classroom and take many expeditions during each unit of study to local places like MADE, The Magic House, Circus Flora, and Forest Park, to name a few. These trips are connected with classroom learning and directly align with learning goals to help students delve more deeply into content. Take a look at some of the special places we've visited!
Missouri Botanical Garden
Sheldon Concert Hall
The Pulitzer Arts Foundation's Park-Like
St. Louis Symphony
Walls Off Washington
Bringing the Experts In
When we provide our students with opportunities to ask questions and grapple with real world problems, they develop important skills: collaboration, communication, citizenships, critical thinking, and creativity, to name a few. Because of this, we love to invite experts from our community into our building! Sometimes this looks like a visit from the World Bird Sanctuary during First Grade's unit of study on birds. Our families are also a great resource and we love to tap into their areas of expertise as well!
World Bird Sanctuary