MISSION OF THE SCHOOL
In a large city like New York, The Co-op School provides a safe and stimulating micro-environment where students experiment and learn. All members of The Co-op School — students, families and staff — contribute to the development of our unique culture and participate in and improve our community and beyond. As students learn to work together, preparing for a global environment, families also work in committees and on the board to support the school. Whether painting walls, assembling furniture, growing the school through various initiatives, and much more, we all help The Co-op School flourish. Meanwhile, faculty collaborate to create learning opportunities that evolve with students’ strengths and interests in addition to utilizing best practices. Teachers guide students in the dynamic, life-long process of questioning and deepening connections. Through far-reaching social studies projects enriched through literature, math, science and the arts, students make decisions, research and reflect.
Students will leave The Co-op School confident to effect change in the community and comfortable reflecting on ways to challenge and grow themselves. As creative problem solvers, each with unique viewpoints and learning styles, students will embrace the idea of a more equitable world. We strive to inspire passion and teach children to become protagonists in their own educational journey by fostering their innate sense of curiosity and creativity. We listen to and honor the individual interests and strengths of each child.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SCHOOL
The Co-op School is an inquiry-based, progressive elementary school that opened in the fall of 2003 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. At full capacity in our elementary program, we will serve children from kindergarten through fifth grade. In the 2018-2019 school year we will plan on launching our middle school with a founding sixth grade class.
The Co-op School is seeking a committed educator to join our team part tie for the 2017-2018 school year as our founding middle school director.
- Year one: Planning (Part time)
- Plan of curriculum and best practices for brand new middle school.
- Teacher support and evaluation
- Create school and classroom based assessments
- Hire and train new middle school staff
- Year two: Program launch (Full time)
- Launch program
- Support teachers
- Communicate with families