Harvard Graduate School of Education Visits Meridian

On October 13, students from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s course "Deeper Learning for All: Designing a 21st Century School System" visited Meridian to observe how our project-based curriculum, and its emphasis on depth over breadth, plays out in the classroom. 12 students and their professor participated in classes, engaged with students and teachers, and explored the student work visible in hallways and classrooms. They observed both Humanities and MST classes, and they debriefed their experience afterward with Joshua Abrams, Meridian’s Head of School, and Stephanie Kinkel, Dean of Faculty. During this conversation, the Harvard students expressed that they visit many schools, but that the literature about those schools rarely matches what they see in the classroom. Meridian stood out, they said, because "it was even better than what we had read about it.”