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The Sacred Space Project

Temple X Schools facilitates interfaith collaboration and leverages sacred spaces for the benefit of young children

Temple X Schools facilitates interfaith collaboration and leverages sacred spaces for the benefit of young children. All sacred spaces have been selected based on the legacy and connection of the mission to the Temple X philosophy. Each Sacred Space has their own Central Subject- a concept taken from Shady Hill School in Cambridge Massachusetts. The programs at each location include play engagements focused on independent and hands-on learning, with daily 1:1 and small group instruction. The Lifelong Reader’s curriculum serves as a phonics guide. Our goal here is to tackle learning loss in a scalable way, while providing a space for creativity, agency and ownership of what is learned. We track data and make the learning visible using digital recordings and learning management systems.

In engaging with smaller groups to inspire more considerable change, our schools, teachers, and parents are a community of learners, creating more opportunities for social and emotional well-being. 

Each day, our learning experience begins with time to leverage technology and connect with learners around the world through a Global Morning Meeting. Children need ample time to engage socially in calm surroundings, so we take time during the day for rest and leisure. Children's work is play and their play is their work.” Throughout the day children engage in either a PBL unit with an expert, or games and projects with play facilitators. Children are supported in their engagement with the eXperts as they learn the craft and processes through play-based, place based experiential learning modules.

We offer: swim lessons, forestry stewardship, citizen science engagements, literacy support, robotics, access to cutting edge technology, self defense classes, book-making and perservation, culinary arts, game mastery, internship opportunities, social-emotional development, & more.

In recent years, we have made certain that our food served during the day is prepared in house by a certified chef, it is seasonal, organic, and fresh. This approach enables us to maximize our efforts around raising healthy children, stewardship of the urban landscape, collaborating with local suppliers, and reducing waste.

The facilitator to student ratio is 1:4

  • 30 kids per site

  • Camp hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

  • Breakfast, lunch and snack is provided

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