The Art of Words Community School (TAWCS)
The Art of Words Community School (TAWCS) is an independent, 6th-through-12th grade day school. TAWCS infuses multiple elements of progressive education and its philosophy throughout the curriculum, both for the lower and upper grades. Teachers are required to develop an inquiry-based curriculum relative to their students’ social, physical, emotional, and cognitive stage of development. This translates into an experience-based curriculum that (1) is adapted to the developmental needs of the students; (2) integrates critical inquiry using text and the process of critical analysis; (3) embodies the practices of a democratic community; and (4) makes connections to the larger community and the world. TAWCS believes that our children can be valuable assets to our community and our world—they just need the space to be creative and supported.