Place-Based Learning

At Atlas, we believe students learn best when they are engaged in experiences that are relevant and exciting. By anchoring the learning in real-world topics and authentic experiences, we give students the opportunity to work collaboratively, think critically, and be true problem solvers. We take advantage of all St. Louis offers by connecting what students learn inside the classroom to our local history, environment, culture, and economy. 

Our students have visited MADE Magic House, Circus Flora, Forest Park’s Nature Playscape, Saint Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and Litzsinger Road Ecology Center, to name a few places. The possibilities for students to direct their own learning are endless!