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Grades Pre-K–5 | Zones 1–4

At IPS, our Reggio-inspired 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-Inspired

The Reggio-inspired 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-inspired schools, we partner with Butler University’s cutting edge education program to promote students’ sense of autonomy as learners. 

Schools with Reggio-Inspired 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