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Falk Laboratory School

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4060 Allequippa St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
http://www.falkschool.pitt.edu
(412) 624-8024 Additional Contacts
 
About Falk Laboratory School: Fanny Edel Falk Elementary is a K-8 tuition-based campus laboratory school affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1931 Falk has been known for providing a learning environment...read more
About Falk Laboratory School: Fanny Edel Falk Elementary is a K-8 tuition-based campus laboratory school affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1931 Falk has been known for providing a learning environment that is grounded in community, diversity, progressive and experiential education, individualized instruction and a low teacher-student ratio. Being grounded in progressive education principles means the school community has a child-centered approach to learning that focuses on the social, emotional and academic needs of each individual. It also means an emphasis on collaboration, intrinsic motivation, and active learning. Instruction revolves around an inquiry-based model that requires children to reflect upon and take ownership of their own learning. The Falk community is also guided by the thoughts and intentions found within the faculty created booklet, Wishes for our Children. Our core curriculum is enhanced with weekly classes in art, music, Spanish, physical education, Yoga, library and computer technology. Extra-curricular activities include music lessons, chess, robotics, and yearbook. Sports include basketball, cross-country, soccer and tennis. A consideration for the academic, social and emotional needs of different age groups means children experience a variety of classroom structures as they move through the grade levels at Falk School: Kindergarten classrooms are self-contained, first and second grade classrooms are self-contained with looping, third, fourth and fifth grade classrooms are multi-age, semi-departmental, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade classrooms are fully departmental with looping. Each year, our 58 faculty & staff members work with more than 15 intern teachers, 4 student teachers, and varied numbers of practical students, researchers and visitors to perform and support the major functions ascribed to laboratory schools: the development of new and innovative practices in education, research, inquiry, the development of theory, the preparation of new teachers, and most importantly, the education of the children enrolled according to the best-established principles of education and our philosophy of educating the whole child. Overlooking the University of Pittsburgh, Falk School is located across from the VA Medical center Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Our facilities include a new green design wing which houses new classrooms, an art studio, computer lab, science lab, outdoor terraces, and a library with 16,000 volumes.
 
 

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Academic Specialty Schools, Elementary & Secondary Education, Junior High & Middle Schools, Private Schools

Hours of Operation

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  • Mon 08:30 AM-03:30 PM
  • Tue 08:30 AM-03:30 PM
  • Wed 08:30 AM-03:30 PM
  • Thu 08:30 AM-03:30 PM
  • Fri 08:30 AM-03:30 PM

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  • What is Curriculum? What does it mean to know? How does one know? What should be taught? Why should it be taught? These questions are at the center of curriculum. At Falk School, we keep these qustio... More What is Curriculum? What does it mean to know? How does one know? What should be taught? Why should it be taught? These questions are at the center of curriculum. At Falk School, we keep these qustions in front of us as we create, implement, and revise curriculum. We view curriculum as an ever changing dynamic that is constructed between student and teacher. Each new school year becomes an opportunity to build upon what we have learned as teachers and students. Falk's Point of View Although we resist framing who we are by claiming philosophies and identifying with current trends, there are certain attributes that describe who we are: we see learning as engaging in real life activities with other people, we see problem solving and dilemma learning as important life skills, we feel it is best when learning is connected to other learning, texts to other texts, and content to other content, we feel that social responsibility and empathic learning are qualities that make up an educated person, we see both action and understanding as the goals of education, and we see assessment as a multi-faceted view of many demonstrations. Each individual child is at the center of our curriculum. Who they are, what they are interested in, and what they need. Falk School's Curricular Areas: 1.Art, 2.Language Arts, 3.Library, 4.Mathematics, 5.Music, 6.Physical Education 7.Science, 8.Social Studies,9.Spanish, 10.Technology EducationLess

In Business Since

  • 1931
  • Licensed, Insured, Bonded

Areas Served

  • Pittsburgh

Products & Services

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  • Brochures
  • Language Aids
  • Math Games
  • Meals
  • Snacks

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  • Enrichment Programs
  • Student Support Services

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  • Credit Terms Available
  • Financing Available

Certification & Affiliations

  • PAISTA, NALS (National Association Laboratory School), Part of Univ of Pittsburgh School of Education
  • The SHERP Project: A School- ground Habitat Enhancement & Restoration Project

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  • Residential
 

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About Falk Laboratory School: Fanny Edel Falk Elementary is a K-8 tuition-based campus laboratory school affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1931 Falk has been known for providing a learning environment that is grounded in community, diversity, progressive and experiential education, individualized instruction and a low teacher-student ratio. Being grounded in progressive education principles means the school community has a child-centered approach to learning that focuses on the social, emotional and academic needs of each individual. It also means an emphasis on collaboration, intrinsic motivation, and active learning. Instruction revolves around an inquiry-based model that requires children to reflect upon and take ownership of their own learning. The Falk community is also guided by the thoughts and intentions found within the faculty created booklet, Wishes for our Children. Our core curriculum is enhanced with weekly classes in art, music, Spanish, physical education, Yoga, library and computer technology. Extra-curricular activities include music lessons, chess, robotics, and yearbook. Sports include basketball, cross-country, soccer and tennis. A consideration for the academic, social and emotional needs of different age groups means children experience a variety of classroom structures as they move through the grade levels at Falk School: Kindergarten classrooms are self-contained, first and second grade classrooms are self-contained with looping, third, fourth and fifth grade classrooms are multi-age, semi-departmental, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade classrooms are fully departmental with looping. Each year, our 58 faculty & staff members work with more than 15 intern teachers, 4 student teachers, and varied numbers of practical students, researchers and visitors to perform and support the major functions ascribed to laboratory schools: the development of new and innovative practices in education, research, inquiry, the development of theory, the preparation of new teachers, and most importantly, the education of the children enrolled according to the best-established principles of education and our philosophy of educating the whole child. Overlooking the University of Pittsburgh, Falk School is located across from the VA Medical center Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Our facilities include a new green design wing which houses new classrooms, an art studio, computer lab, science lab, outdoor terraces, and a library with 16,000 volumes.