October 07, 2013
My daughter has been at Brightworks form the very beginning, and it has been wonderful to watch her and the school evolve. At its heart, Brightworks promotes learning in its truest form, encouraging experimentation, tinkering, iteration, and even failure as a means to gaining knowledge. True to its mission, the school itself has experienced the highs and lows of learning as it has been established, modeling for students the way to augment, correct, reconfigure, dismiss, and ultimately triumph from myriad lessons. The experience of being a Brightworks family has made all of us more alert to and aware of possibilities in the world of learning. My daughter is a conscious and active participant in her education and is being taught how to be a passionate, lifelong learner. Brightworks doesn't look like other schools ("tried and true" and "well-worn" don't fit here and for good reason), but the innovation and curiosity which shape it infuse every aspect. Here she has learned to read, handle power tools, ask interesting questions of just about anyone, collaborate, do math, hypothesize, revise, seek challenge, make her voice heard and, most importantly...learn.
- submitted by a parent