The Workshop School is an independent middle | micro | maker | magnet school for students and families in Brooklyn, New York.
Because middle school matters. Research explains that student performance in middle school has a more significant impact on forward academic achievement than “anything that happens academically in high school.”
Adolescence can be confusing and complicated. Middle school shouldn’t be. Everything about our school is specifically designed to match students’ natural abilities, interests, and challenges.
Because small schools dramatically increase strengths and supports for students. In fact, research explains that the impact of small schools is “particularly important in the middle grades” when students struggle to understand more complex academic content and navigate more complicated social relationships.
As a microschool, The Workshop designs innovative learning programs that match students’ academic interests and socioemotional needs. Students who feel more confident and more secure are also more engaged, more motivated, and more resilient.
Middle school education should encourage passionate learning. Active, engaged students are significantly more likely to learn challenging content and skills. Malcolm Gladwell explains: “Much of what we are told we simply don’t remember.”
Maker learning is an active, hands-on approach to education that helps students acquire the academic skills and learning habits necessary to support continued achievement. Students develop thrillingly large projects (like building a sailboat) connected to advanced academic skills (like physics).
New York City schools are heavily segregated by race and socioeconomic class. In fact, a recent study found that New York City has the “highest concentration of intensely segregated schools” in the United States.
We believe that everyone is better when everyone is together. In fact, research demonstrates that diverse social groups are more accurate, more creative, and more productive.
The Workshop School challenges, engages, and inspires students to learn well — and do good.
The Workshop Projectdevelops immersive maker learning programs for diverse students and families in Brooklyn, New York.
The Workshop designs, develops, and leads immersive maker learning projects for in-school, after-school, and summer camp programs in Brooklyn, New York. Our signature projects help students research, design, and engineer applied technology through original creative arts productions.
The Workshop helps students master essential academic skills, including core competencies in literacy and STEM.
However, academic achievement requires more than academic instruction. Our programs emphasize important character traits that promote a growth mindset, including collaboration, curiosity, initiative, and persistence.
The world is a complex machine. You’re a very important part!