The Intergenerational School makes sense to me!
I am involved in an interesting project at Sunset Hills Montessori, the school that my two children attend. After accessing the needs and curriculum of the school we are reaching out to the senior housing communities in close proximity to engage the residents as a resource.
To kick this concept off, we are having an intergenerational drum circle with the children and the residents of Tall Oaks Assisted Living this Wednesday. This video provides a preview of the concept.
When I was posting this video on YouTube I stumbled onto this video for The Intergenerational School in Cleveland, OH.
After watching the video and then visiting their website I was extremely impressed with the concept.
From the Intergenerational School website:
“Our educational model was born from the desire to create a school that honored and respected children and enabled them to each learn in a time frame and manner that suited their individual capabilities. To do this meant rejecting age as the single most important factor in organizing the educational environment and experiences.”
This charter school has really implemented some great concepts that illustrate how breaking down the walls of age among the young and the old can unlock great potential!