Learning Philosophy

Project-based learning is a different approach, and it works

Community Roots’ project-based curriculum utilizes semester-long projects as frameworks to simultaneously teach students multiple, fundamental disciplines and 21st Century skills. For students who learn more effectively from doing, Community Roots’ project-based methodology offers a unique opportunity to increase student engagement and enhance learning outcomes.

‘Community Roots’ describes our team and our philosophy about learning. We are a group of educators and parents from South Orange County who are focused on engaging community partners to participate in the education process, working together to help those students who learn best through active engagement in a project-based curriculum. This approach to education has achieved excellent, documented results in similar schools in New York and elsewhere, and has received broad support from educators across the nation.