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Reggio Emilia

Grades Pre-K–5 | Zones 1–4

At IPS, our Reggio Emilia schools emphasize collaboration and encourage students to explore and interact with their surroundings, with the classroom environment serving as an additional teacher. 

Curriculum Focuses:

  • Project-based learning
  • Workshop method approach for reading, writing, and math
  • Arts integration 

What to Expect:

  • Students are encouraged to communicate and ask questions of one another.
  • Collaboration is encouraged between teachers and parents.
  • Teachers are empowered to make the best instructional decisions for their students based on research-based best practices.

An In-Depth Look: Reggio Emilia

The Reggio Emilia learning model is grounded in the educational philosophy referred to as the “image of the child,” which recognizes that children are capable, creative, and responsible. It uses a workshop-based approach that engages students to communicate and ask questions of one another in partnerships or small groups. Students are also encouraged to choose seating that fits their learning/work style, and to promote flexibility, each school provides tables rather than desks.

Unique to IPS Reggio Emilia schools, we partner with Butler University’s cutting edge education program to promote students’ sense of autonomy as learners. 

Schools with Reggio Emilia Learning

  • Eliza Blaker School 55 (Butler Lab School 55) | Grades Pre-K–5 | Zones 2 & 3
  • William Bell School 60 (Butler Lab School 60)| Grades Pre-K–5 | Zones 1 & 4