Founded in 2003, the Co-op School is a student-centered and parent-aided cooperative school serving preschool through 8th grade. Our response to Covid-19 prioritizes in-person learning for all of our students in small isolated pods at our new building located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
The Co-op School provides a safe and stimulating micro-environment in which students experiment and learn. Our approach to teaching kindergarten through eighth grade is firmly rooted in our philosophy that students learn best when they are invested in finding answers to their own questions. Our teachers use the Responsive Classroom approach to facilitate this process and provide meaningful learning experiences for each student, preparing them for the grades ahead. As students learn to work together, preparing for a global environment, families also work in committees and on the board to support the school and its core values: compassion, uniqueness, innovation, community action, and joy. Families interested in joining our community are welcome to reach out for a one-on-one meeting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our approach to learning; our newly built facility, which is optimized for airflow and safety; and our cooperative commitment.