THE WORKSHOP PROJECT

We believe that every child has genius! Our middle school, after-school,
and summer camp programs help students discover, develop, and deepen
their personal genius.

Maker education helps students learn essential academic skills, professional
and technical competencies, and positive character traits.  Workshop
Project programs challenge, engage, and inspire students and adults
to learn well and do good.

After School

Woodworking

Mondays this Fall

Workshop Woodshop helps students learn the fundamentals of carpentry. Students design and build hands-on projects including wooden monsters, wooding stools, and a miniature model house. Students will learn how to measure, cut, and join wooden pieces using nails, screws, hand tools, and machine tools.

As students demonstrate safety and competency with tools, they will design creations of their own.

After School

Genius Hour

Tuesdays this Fall

Genius Hour helps students design and engineer personal passion projects that make their heart sing. Students learn specific skills in areas of interest, including animation, filmmaking, woodworking, or more. They also learn important project management skills that help students plan, organize, and prioritize their work.

After School

Circus Arts

Wednesdays this Fall

Clown Around! teaches young people juggling, plate spinning, acro-balance, and physical comedy. Students learn the dramatic structure of a circus act by creating their own circus acts for a larger community performance. This class is great for students who like to work physically and have an interest in theater. Students gain confidence through performance, learn discipline through deliberate practice and rehearsal, and play with a variety of circus skills.

After School

Theater

Thursdays this Fall

Action!, our maker theater program, helps students learn creative writing, performance, and production. Students will draft original scripts for performance by professional theater actors. They’ll learn to develop a live theater performance at every stage of production. Break a leg!

Summer Camp

Sleepaway! is our overnight summer camp designed in partnership with Trail Blazers Camp at their original campgrounds on the Lake Mashipacong in Montague, New Jersey. Campers learn and develop valuable social and survival skills through outdoor activities and expeditions.  They’ll learn to persevere through challenges, make careful decisions, solve problems, and work together as a team.

Join us for hiking, canoeing, camping, and . . . our surprise build!

Day Camp

ImagineCamp!, our summer day camp for rising 3rd-5th graders, helps young people dream, design, and engineer personal passion projects.  ImagineCamp! is inspired by Workshop Middle School’s Genius Hour, an innovative project-based curriculum for creative and curious minds.  

At Imagine Camp, we make big things.  With clay, with wood, with words, and with code.  Most importantly: with our hearts.   When young people learn how to follow their dreams, they have the power to change the world.

Holiday Camp

Engagement Intensives

During holiday breaks in December, February, and April, our instructors develop immersive learning programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grade students.  Engagement intensives can include coding, Genius Hour, theater and improvisation, woodworking, or more!

Professional Learning

Workshop Institute

Summer 2022

Project-based learning is a dynamic, evidenced-based approach to curriculum and instruction.  But here’s the thing: not all project-based learning is highly effective. 

Our Summer Institute helps teachers learn gold-standard project-based learning principles they need to create highly-effective project-based curriculum.  Over 3 days, teachers will design and develop one gold-standard PBL unit, including lesson instruction, to implement in schools. 

Professional Learning

SEL Advisory Facilitation

Summer 2022

Advisory is the heart of a great school. When implemented well, it generates trust and engagement, offers unconditional belonging, and becomes the ideal place to develop social-emotional intelligence. SEL Advisory Facilitation is a certification program for educators serving middle or high school, enabling them to lead advisory groups which offer deep social and emotional learning.

In partnership with Argonaut.school, our immersive program includes in-person training, implementation coaching, and an invitation to be part of an ongoing community of practice.