Denver kids being taught in one-room schoolhouse

NC_schoolhouse0815_1500x845Denver, Colo. (KUSA) — With a modern twist on an old idea, one Denver school is teaching kids in a one-room schoolhouse.

Anne Wintemute is the founder and director of the Highlands Micro School, a private school, and with the help of lead teacher Susan Calkin, they want to rekindle the elements of education that worked 150 years ago.

In one room with a max capacity of 24 kids, Calkin will teach art, music, reading, math, science, etc.

“Mixed age environment is really important for learning. The younger students have opportunity to learn with the older students,” Wintemute says.

They don’t have a gym, cafeteria, or campus, but they do have an art studio and a zipline.

“Denver is our school. We go to the mountains. We go to the library. We go to the rec center, to the mountains, to ski, to restaurants,” Wintemute says.

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