Community Connected Classroom

Our school in a real world setting

In the heart of the city

Children at Spruce Street School utilize downtown resources and infrastructure - libraries, parks, museums, transportation, and businesses - to anchor their learning in real world settings that are literally at the school's doorstep.



We model and teach respect for all types of diversity...

It begins with Difference

...including cultural, ethnic, racial, economic, family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity, learning differences, beliefs, and abilities.



Our multi-age classrooms usually span three age groups.

Dynamic and individualized

Students of diverse ages and skills interact to master developmentally appropriate practices at their own pace in small, flexible groups.

Spruce Street School is a nurturing educational community that instills in a broad range of children the social, emotional, and intellectual skills for lifelong participation in a diverse society.

During their years at Spruce Street School STUDENTS: