Falk Laboratory School



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Falk Laboratory School was established and is maintained by the University of Pittsburgh as a progressive and experimental elementary demonstration school. Falk is a K-8 tuition-based campus laboratory school affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1931 Falk has been known for providing a learning environment that is grounded in community, diversity, progressive and experiential education, individualized instruction and a low teacher-student ratio. Being grounded in progressive education principles means the school community has a child-centered approach to learning that focuses on the social, emotional and academic needs of each individual. It also means an emphasis on collaboration, intrinsic motivation, and active learning. Instruction revolves around an inquiry-based model that requires children to reflect upon and take ownership of their own learning. Falk promotes progressive methods of teaching children, to be observed and studied by those who wish to pursue teaching as a vocation.

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