Where Students are Co-Architects of Their Education

Dear Families,

Children are an unfolding story. Their unique personalities and dynamic interests drive the narrative of their educational experience over many years. Our teachers take student passions and turn them into transformative learning experiences — and at The Logan School, age is not a limitation to access. A student learns to research independently and to discern the validity of the content they uncover.

A student dons an apron to conduct an experiment on leavening in our Kid’s Kitchen or to forge steel at the anvil outside of our 2,000 sq.ft. Logan Works building. A student interviews a university professor to explore the origins of democracy or to understand the physics of propulsion. Their experiences are as infinite as their curiosities.

We have two teachers in each classroom. Six teachers are dedicated to taking students off-campus for primary source experiences. Numerous specialists from arts to algebra build skills that support student learning.Our Environmental Education program fosters an understanding of science and community through an exploration of the natural world. We understand children, and we understand how they learn.

We have thirteen acres that include a beehive, vegetable garden, and a playground designed from our students’ imaginations. We have a full-sized gym and black box theater. We also happen to have a lot of bunnies. Our campus is our classroom.

For more than thirty years, Logan has offered an education like no other. Our 250 students study two-hundred and fifty individual units of study.This has been our approach since our founding. If you were ever frustrated by an education that lacked meaningful challenge, I think you’ll like what we’re doing here at The Logan School. We value connection, the power of inquiry, and the wisdom of reflection. It starts with a conversation, so I invite you to schedule a tour. Words are no substitution for an experience.

— Markus Hunt, Head of School

250

Total Students

6:1

Student/Teacher Ratio

780

Unit Field Trips

1:1

Unit/Student Ratio
"Logan is an amazing setting for children to learn. They foster independent learning as much as teamwork... The school has the feeling of being one big family, from the families to the administration to the teachers."

— Todd G,  Logan Parent

Our campus is our classroom.

Learning at Logan takes place in the classrooms, fields, city and beyond. We invite you to scroll through the gallery to see our campus slideshow.

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The 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions:

What does gifted look like at Logan?

Giftedness is a different way of experiencing the world. At Logan, students follow areas of interest through individual units of study that they select and help design. Self-directed learning helps foster intrinsic motivation and a love of learning. Our students are surrounded by peers and teachers who share their passion for learning and respect for each other. Building trust is at the heart of the Logan experience.

“Cognitive complexity, emotional sensitivity, heightened imagination, and magnified sensations combine to create a different quality of experiencing: vivid, absorbing, penetrating, encompassing, complex, commanding…a way of being quiveringly alive.” —Michael Piechowski

Why a school for gifted children?

Giftedness is not part-time. Many schools try to adapt their programs to meet the needs of gifted children, but Logan is designed to meet their needs. And because we follow each student’s individual interests, our students are the heroes of their own stories.

How do the students learn to collaborate if the education model is so individualized?

Individual Units regularly offer chances for students to interact with classmates to test theories or solicit feedback. Additionally, Class Units, designed in collaboration with the Environmental Education teachers, are full-class activities where classmates are collaborators, colleagues, and mentors.

How do you teach the basics?

Through both small group work and individual Units, the traditional 3Rs are taught and developed. We also feature our own 3Rs—Research, Reasoning, and Recording—to develop critical thinking and time management skills.

How do the students do when they go to high school and beyond?

Both students and their families share that Logan more than prepares them for high school. Not only are Logan students ready academically, but they also know how to self-advocate and create opportunities that didn’t previously exist at their new school.

The Logan School is Accredited by

Our Board Members

Brooke Brown, Chair
Sarah Bridich, Vice Chair
Lauren Andrews, Secretary
Jason Lent, Treasurer
Kathy Ammann
Beth Bean
Melissa Bosworth
Nancy Covey

Committees of the Board

Paula Davis
Erin Hellman
Luke Ritchie
Geoff Shamos
Jason Sindler
John Shoe
Mamta Varshney
Lisa Warshafsky

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