The physical environment of schools today isn’t just a passive stage – it’s anything but! Gone are the long corridors lined with lockers and stuffy, enclosed classrooms; the isolated faculty lounges; the remote science rooms. School today is a vibrant place of exchange, where the social and educational worlds are merging - a dynamic landscape where the learning space has radically decentralized, breaking down the “silos of learning” to encourage creative, interdisciplinary inquiry.
Mind / body wellness and Social / Emotional Learning (SEL) are essential elements of this educational landscape, critical to educating the whole person. Nutrition, fitness, and healthy social engagement are central to the daily lives of thriving young people. As a result, spaces supporting these values, such as student dining, dance and exercise rooms, and a variety of social gathering places, are prominently located at the core of campus life.