With New Open-Air Classrooms, Nashville Private School Moves Learning Outdoors
While COVID-19 safety was top of mind for faculty at Linden Waldorf School in Nashville, Tennessee, it wasn’t the school’s motivating factor to construct eight outdoor learning pavilions on their 12-acre campus.
The private school prioritizes an outdoor curriculum with two recesses a day and classes like gardening, orienteering, and botany. With a curriculum centered on connection to nature and environmental stewardship, the vision for the pavilions were to move all classes completely outdoors where students get to be in nature throughout the whole school day.
“When it came to allocating our resources to adapt to this school year, we could have spent money on technology for virtual…