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Place-Based Education


“This Place-Based Education approach can serve as a framework to connect learning models, increase the power of our educational system and serve as the foundation for a thriving democracy.”- Nate McClennen


Place-based education is a next-generation approach to learning that is appropriate for the challenges of the 21st century. While delving into our own community, our curriculum also includes a deep understanding of other cultures, history, and countries and how they relate to our own community and place. We explore innovative technologies that will shape the world over the years to come and ensure our students are prepared to meet these changes and challenges with a receptive, engaging, and positive attitude.

Place-based learning ensures that students consistently make connections outside the classroom. This is why Wildwood students get outside, into their community and into nature at least once a week, throughout the entire school year.


It is why our students complete service projects, participate in Adventure Mondays, have opportunities to travel throughout the PNW, and are challenged to explore their world with ambitious curiosity every day.

To learn more about place-based education, please click here.



Margot Angstrom from Teton Science School working with our staff at the Wildwood campus.

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