The Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School
|This article is outdated. (August 2012)|
|The Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School|
|5800 Tilden Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203
|Motto||To serve, to strive, and not to yield.|
|School district||New York City Department of Education|
|Affiliation||New York City Outward Bound|
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (June 2009)|
The Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School (the Kurt Hahn School) is a New York City public school school working in partnership with New York City Outward Bound and Expeditionary Learning. Its objective is to arm students with the knowledge, skills and character necessary to serve as informed, thoughtful and courageous civic leaders in their own communities and beyond. Students at the Kurt Hahn School complete a challenging standards based curriculum that readies them for successful graduation from 4 year colleges. The Kurt Hahn School emphasizes the interdisciplinary, in-depth study of compelling topics which develop students’ abilities to creatively solve problems and think critically. It also provides a myriad of out of school experiences through which students acquire the tools necessary to become lifelong learners.
The school was founded in 2007. It opened in the Tilden Educational Complex (see Samuel J. Tilden High School) in East Flatbush, New York. During the first year, the school had only 70 9th graders. The high school will add a grade each year until is it 6-12.
Kurt Hahn was the founder of several innovative and successful educational programs, among them Outward Bound and the United World Colleges. He is renowned both for the faith he had in young people to rise to almost any challenge put before them and for his belief in the power of educational experiences to guide youth to make the right choices in even the most difficult of circumstances.
Expeditionary Learning, the school model of the Kurt Hahn School, is based upon the following benchmarks:
I. Learning Expeditions
II. Active Pedagogy
III. Culture & Character
IV. Leadership & School Improvement
V. School Structures
Through a partnership with Publicolor, students from all schools on the Tilden Educational Campus united to repaint the facility in 2009.
Notable teachers and faculty
Founding principal, Matt Brown, was cited as the most trustworthy principal in Brooklyn based on survey results from the New York City Department of Education's Learning Environment Survey for the 2007-2008 school year.
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- School Reform Through „Experiential Therapy“: Kurt Hahn - An Effiacious Educator.
- Expeditionary Learning Schools
- New York City Outward Bound