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Elisabeth Irwin High School



New York


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Private School

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PreK - Grade 12


Offers a progressive education for grades 9-12, promoting active learning over passive absorption of facts, a philosophy rooted in its early 20th-century foundation by educational reformers including Elisabeth Irwin and John Dewey. The school emphasizes a dynamic and collaborative learning environment where students are encouraged to engage deeply in discussions, collaborate with peers, and explore personal passions across a wide range of subjects including arts, sciences, languages, and mathematics. Authentic projects and presentations are integral, aiming to prepare students not just for college, but to be passionate learners and active participants in society. This nurturing of curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking reflects its historical commitment to testing new ideas and responding innovatively to students' needs?.

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