About The School at Marygrove

About The School at Marygrove


Trying to have good grades, positive attitudes, meeting people. It’s gonna be a good year. I can tell. We’re here today as part of a two-day visit the campus for bringing all of the rising ninth graders. We’re at this ropes course right now where they’re all doing team-building activities getting to know one another getting to know the teachers. We are so excited to have you all here today. You are all officially now Wolverines. You are part of this incredible partnership. You are the inaugural class of The School at Marygrove. Working with kids in the social justice and engineering aspect really resonated with me. We want all of the curricula to be project-based and place-based, meaning that kids are actively engaged in problems and doing collaborative inquiry, asking questions, collecting data. And then place-based meaning that we want it to be connected to their lives and their communities. That kind of education makes it more meaningful, more concrete. But then also gives them a scaffold on which to build really strong, positive change in the world. I would love to see them go out into their community and engage and really task themselves to find solutions to the problems that they’re presented with. It’s modeled on the idea of a teaching hospital where young teachers practice their craft under the watchful eye of experts in their field. I’m really passionate about teaching but I know that it can be really difficult and I want to be in it for the long haul and so I was really excited by the idea of being in a program that gives a lot of support. We want young people to become the leaders of change in their lives, making decisions and acting as civic agents. I hope that we can see students really grow that confidence, really build out the skills that they need to be the change that they want to see. So I’m really liking it and I’m excited for the school year. We’re just making history.

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