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Where Students are Co-Architects of Their Education

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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 245 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.

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— Shae Schneider, Interim Head of School


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"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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Most Frequently Asked Questions:

What do you mean by “gifted”?

Giftedness is how our students experience the world; it is how they ask questions, make connections and wonder about the world around them. Sometimes their cognitive and emotional makeup don’t match with their chronological age. Logan is a school that helps gifted students understand their unique learning profiles. Children need to know themselves intellectually, socially and emotionally. We help them build the skills to communicate their unique ideas and experiences to the world.
Learn more about how Logan sees gifted learners >

Why a school for gifted children?

Giftedness is not part-time for Logan students. Rather than providing short term enrichment opportunities, Logan creates a space where gifted students’ needs can be identified and met by expert teachers, and where they can find a community of peers that understands and supports them. A student’s individual interests are the driver of their learning and through self-directed units of study, our students are the heroes of their own education stories.

How does individualized learning and collaboration intersect?

Collaboration is both purposefully planned and organic. Collaboration can be seen in Class Units, small group conversations as well as during work time when they engage each other to test theories and solicit feedback. Additionally, Class Units and field trips, designed with the Environmental Education teachers, provide opportunities for shared learning.

How do you teach literacy in math, reading and writing?

Logan teachers build a toolbox of resources for their classrooms. This allows them to create an individualized curriculum  for each student centered on the unit topic chosen by the student.  The units are thoughtfully designed in partnership with the student to be a rich, multidisciplinary experience. Students are supported to cultivate a wide range of academic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal skills. Students build their academic skills through meaningful, hands-on experiences within their classroom communities. Teachers design and lead small groups to develop and build on the literacies while embracing the higher order thinking of analyzing, evaluating and creating. 

How do Logan students do when they leave Logan?

We are often in communication with families and students that have moved schools, matriculated to high school, college, and beyond. Our students and their families share that a Logan education more than prepares students for academic transitions and really focuses on engaging them with the “real world”. Through our focus on social emotional learning, Logan students know how to self-advocate and create new opportunities for themselves and others at their new schools and in their life endeavors.

How do Gifted, Twice Exceptional (2E) students experience Logan?

Our program can provide the right learning environment for many gifted 2E children to thrive. However, our program is not structured to provide intervention and/or remediation services. If you have a gifted 2E student, we encourage you to reach out to see if our program design may be able to meet your child’s needs.

Our team of educators and learning support staff guide our students through their process by teaching strategies and providing accommodations where needed, though our students are expected to be self-directed and driven in their own learning. Our program is most successful with 2E students who are able to independently utilize their support and accommodations while being immersed in a variety of multi-modal learning experiences to produce work that effectively demonstrates their passion and knowledge. Though our program doesn’t provide academic interventions, our learning support team collaborates with the classroom teachers, students’ families and outside support systems (when needed) to best understand students’ learning styles and how they will be most successful in the classroom.

The Logan School is Accredited by

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Our Board Members

Sarah Bridich, Chair
Vanessa Pierce, Vice Chair
Brooke Brown, Secretary
Kathy Ammann, Treasurer
Lauren Andrews
Jared Anthony
Tony Beyer
Sara Breindel

Nancy Covey
Duane Holliman
James Gomochak
Jason Lent
Brie Lindstrom
Anthony McWright
Luke Ritchie
Geoff Shamos

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