“I believe a school should be fun and rigorous in equal measure. Too rigorous and it won’t be fun. Too fun and you’ll never learn to spell rigorous.”
“I believe I have the confidence to stretch myself and not settle for what feels okay, but to question and seek different answers.”
“I believe an education at ACS is like a best friend. It walks with you, hand in hand, as the lessons of life unfold. It teaches you the art of thinking and discovery. It empowers you to be true to yourself, and it lasts a lifetime.”
“I believe that if I reach a high level of self-knowledge and inner peace, I can help to make the world just a little bit better.”
“I believe in learning through experience. I believe in exploration. I believe in science and art. In music. Outdoor education. Indoor education. Creativity. Adventure. Family. Beauty. Messiness. Curiosity. I believe in learning, always.”
Last month, architects from the Studio B | Cuningham Design Team continued a series of conversations with ACS teachers and staff that began last fall. This time around, individual learning centers drilled down on the early design of the new main school building. Weighing in on a variety of classroom needs — from acoustic privacy to storage to seating — teachers got specific on how to translate teaching philosophies and learning styles into architecture that supports both. Talk about smart school design.