Authentic Learning

It’s wonderful to learn something new. What’s even better is to learn how that knowledge relates to our other experiences, our lives, and our vast world beyond the classroom. At ROBS, we use authentic, hands-on learning experiences as a way to impart this greater context. Every year, from preschool through your eighth grader’s Capstone project, we inspire students to become bigger thinkers by considering and creating solutions to real-world challenges.

Projects may originate from far or near—from ancient cultures to modern social issues, from global environmental trends to improving life right here on our campus. The experience goes far beyond traditional learning. Students team up and seek solutions through lively discourse, trial and error, and collaborative effort. Their imaginations are unleashed as they search for and discover purposeful, holistic answers. Here, every project not only increases knowledge, it enriches understanding.
Through authentic learning, students develop skills they’ll use—both personally and professionally—for the rest of their lives.