Hey there, Triad! The Experiential School of Greensboro is a k-8 tuition-free public school located downtown. We opened in 2018 as a k-6 school and will welcome students in grades K-7th for the 2019-2020 school year. We were founded by a collaborative of experienced educators with an unwavering commitment to renew public education. We are ready to engage students, teachers, families, and communities to address educational challenges for the public good! For more information, see our FAQ page.
To learn more about experiential education from the Association for Experiential Education, click here
To learn more about Project-Based Learning from the Buck Institute on Education, click here.
To learn more about our methods and philosophy, click TESG_Brochure
To see our TESG Community Q&A Slideshow with information and frequently asked questions, click here
Our school is more than our building. Experiential education requires us to expand the idea of “classroom” and make spaces for teaching and learning in the community. Downtown Greensboro, and Church Street, in particular, is the ideal location for such a school. The area is rich with resources our students can access as they do project-based learning, work with experts-in-residence, preform service, and participate in internships. Best of all, we can walk with students to a variety of museums, galleries, businesses, parks, theaters, community organizations, and universities. We can use public transportation and the Amtrak system to facilitate travel to areas beyond our immediate neighborhood.
To make this expanded classroom possible, our school nurtures relationships with local museums, universities, community organizations, and businesses. We look forward to partnering with Elsewhere Living Museum, Greensboro Children’s Museum, the Center for Visual Arts, Triad Stage, GreenHill, and the International Civil Rights Museum–just a few among a growing list of folks who have expressed interest in developing programming with us.
Our school also serves as an intellectual and experiential hub for educational researchers, future and current teachers, and interested community members who want to learn more about our practices and how to implement them in other spaces. Downtown Greensboro is a central location for the colleges and universities in the region, allowing educators a local place to research and practice experiential education.