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Charlottesville Catholic School

the center’s design is an outcome of

elementary school rite of passage: frog

the curriculum, driven by the teachers

dissection. It’s one of the few memorable

On the day I visited CCS, the hallways

on the design committee, rather than a

experiences I can come up with from

were filled with a variety of architectural

desire for growth, and that as each room

a pretty dry early school career of

models of churches. These elaborate

specifically pushes what the teachers are

mimeographed worksheets and textbook-

eighth-grade projects were a perfect

able to provide their students, everything

based learning. Thirty years later, I

example of the kind of thinking and

is available for them.

remember Ryan Totaro fainting at the

work Riley and the school’s faculty try to

“It’s the authentic learning experience

sound of the tympanum being pierced,

foster in their students through STEAM

that you remember,” he says. When I

and having to be carried to the nurse’s

experiences. Making the models wasn’t a

heard Riley say this for the first time, I

office by our teacher. But, I can also

result of a single religion class, or an art

was immediately transported back to my

remember the smell of the formaldehyde,

project, or even a history lesson; it was

own sixth-grade science class and that

the size and colors of the organs and the

all of those things, plus students thinking

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drawings we made.

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CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM February 2018  

20th Anniversary Issue

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM February 2018  

20th Anniversary Issue