What we believe.

As with other pedagogical tools, Ampersand School treats homework very differently than traditional schools. At Ampersand School, the load is variable and highly individualized. We determine this by looking not only at what a student needs to accomplish academically, but also at her home life, emotional well-being, academic history, and other factors—the whole context in which homework is done.

Our ultimate goal is not to assign homework, but to assign projects that make students want to work at home. We want their education to be so interesting that learning becomes something they pursue, whether in school or not. We do this by finding out what our students’ interests are and structuring their assignments around them. Eventually they go from making fun of homework to making homework fun!

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