- Teaching and learning begin with the needs, interests, questions and diverse life experiences of the individual student, who works to create a meaningful understanding of self, community and the world.
- Students learn by doing: by constructing knowledge; by collaborating with administrators, faculty and staff in the real work of the school; and by engaging as citizens to promote social justice and democracy within the school and the world beyond it.
- Teachers and students work together to create a dynamic learning community grounded in cycles of inquiry and action, and focused on the processes and the products of learning and living.
Simply stated, people learn best through experience and discovery. At Open Wings, the purpose of education is for students to develop their critical thinking skills and to become thoughtful participating citizens in their communities. Our team of talented educators and volunteers is providing our students with the learning opportunities that allow them to be successful and to support bright futures.