Why the Environmental Charter School?

We believe school can be different. We believe that 21st Century learners need a different environment in which to learn and thrive; different from the industrial model that currently exists.

Are you interested in building an educational foundation for your child that explores and values critical and creative thinking? Do you see the power of investigating a content strand deeply rather than broadly? Are you open to new ways of assessing students to understand growth and development over time? Do you want your child to engage in outdoor learning experiences –in all kinds of weather? Do you value curriculum content, thinking environment/instruction, and culture equally? ECS provides an educational experience that is unlike any other in the city of Pittsburgh. We aren’t interested in producing tree-huggers; we strive to create a thoughtful, active, engaged citizenry. We want to develop extraordinary little people into extraordinary big people.