Cobblestone School Celebrates 30 Years
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A private school on Prince Street in Rochester is celebrating the start of the school year and 30 years of education.
Cobblestone School is an independent elementary/middle school that's focused on a holistic approach to learning.
Cobblestone opened in 1983 and educates children ages four to 12. It's proud of its small class size; with a 12 to 1 student-teacher ratio.
It does not have standardized tests and instead uses a living curriculum that engages kids and gets them involved.
"It is not very often that children are asked what do you want to know and what do you want to learn about and what are your questions about the world. We ask those questions and we use those to create a living curriculum that is a response to your children in your class at the moment," said Rose Martin, Director of Cobblestone.
Martin says enrollment fluctuates. There are 60 students enrolled this year. She says tuition-based schools are challenged in this economy.