Students will grow academically and exhibit personal agency in learning through classrooms that are responsive to each individuals' culture, interests, needs and learning styles.
We will create classrooms that allow students a flexible and comfortable environment that supports their social, emotional and academic needs, through opportunities to learn with students of mixed ages and abilities where appropriate.
We will take advantage of the strengths of our diversity and urban environment as cornerstones of our approach to learning.
Morey reached out to the imaginarium in the Spring of 2016. The school is seeking to change its entire school model in response to a diminishing enrollment rate and a desire to meet the needs of its entire community. To ensure this work is thoughtful and meets the true needs of Morey’s entire community requires a great deal of support. At one time Morey was one of our highest performing middle schools. Sadly, today, the school is encountering a tremendous struggle with enrollment. Enrollment has dropped from 735 students in 2011-2012 to 293 students in 2015-2016.
Although the school continues to perform well academically, at this number of students, the school is at risk. In addition, the declining enrollment suggests a need to think differently in order to meet the needs of the entire school population. Morey reached out for help from the imaginarium for help in identifying the real causes of its struggles and for help challenging sacred cows and thinking outside of the box in creating effective solutions to those problems.